A generals and a professor sang from a new script today.
I expected the usual excuses for prolonging the Afghan war when I joined a discussion on the Politics Show at lunchtime on BBC television today. There was a surprise from Professor Clarke who talked of a future of Afghanistan partly controlled by the Taliban. At last a dose of reality. It is very likely that in 2016 the Taliban will be running around Kabul in some of the £1 billion worth of equipment that we will leave behind. General Dannett was relaxed about a nuclear armed Iran.
How will the public react to the news that 438 UK deaths have achieved no improvement in corruption no reduction in narcotics trade and the Taliban returned to power?