Yesterday I had an interview on the Today programme.
I started by saying that rather than talk of the meaningless irrelevance of the Diamond Jubilee spree, I wanted to call for our troops to be brought home from the mission impossible in Afghanistan. Then today's nightmare prompted these tweets:
All intelligent opinion here and in the US calls for an end to suicidal Afghan mission impossible. Are you listening Cameron and Obama?
Cameron and Obama must recognise Afghan tipping point. Public opinion no longer believes the lies that led to thousands to pointless deaths
@bicycleaccident The problem is the growing strength of support for Taliban from Afghans who long for stability and an end to the killings.
Disturbed soldier kills 10 civilians. Troops burn Koran. Soldiers urinate on bodies of warriors. Will war end in a Saigon panic exit
@orderlyplayer UK soldiers could be brought home immediately. Government want first to spin an illusion of victory to hide their past lies.
Will the Government answer challenge to provide the evidence that the Taliban are a terrorist threat to the UK?
Powerful response to my off-subject call for the UK to follow the lead of Canada and Holland and bring combat troops home from Afghanistan