Labour on Afghanistan

Trevor Mallard blogs:

We are now at a point where there is no evidence of an exit plan for Afghanistan. The point where there could be a quick anti-terrorist solution is well past. History is littered with armies that have left there defeated with tails between their legs.

Nothing I’ve seen to date convinces me that we should send the SAS back.

I could not resist commenting:

I am amused that Labour had such high confidence on Bush’s exit strategy that they sent the SAS in not once, not twice but three times. And one of those was a 12 month deployment so effectively four times. The notion they were only sent when in hot pursuit doesn’t explain why they were there as late as 2005.

All I can conclude is that Labour had faith and trust in Bush’s exit strategy but none in Obama’s exit strategy.

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