Tuesday, 2 August 2011

speak my language?

I have read with interest recent reports of the allegedly unfair treatment of men who have worked for the British army in Afghanistan as interpreters. They do not usually get the right to relocate to the UK, and are not allowed to become serving soldiers themselves. They receive death threats from the Taleban. The official UK line is that the British forces should leave behind them an Afghanistan safe from the barbarism of the Taleban. My view is - if the country is not safe then don't leave.

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