Thursday, 21 June 2007
The UK presence in Afghanistan will need to remain for decades to help rebuild the country, British ambassador Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles has said.
"The task of standing up a government of Afghanistan that is sustainable is going to take a very long time," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
He added that the Afghan people wanted the UK presence to help resist the Taleban and develop the country.
Extra diplomatic staff are being deployed to Afghanistan this year.
"The message we are getting, the message I had only last week down in Helmand from the people of the villages there, was, 'Please protect us from the Taleban,'" said Sir Sherard. Read It Here
(RG) Well that’s something to look forward to ay 30 more years in Afghanistan one positive is the MOD have 30 years to sort their disgraceful record out on supporting the troops, Hmmmmn Im not so sure if 30 years will make much difference to the guys on the ground apart from larger War memorials? if so hopefully I will be dead by then.
© Mack (RG) The thoughts of a Falklands War Veteran.
Posted by Tony McNally at 14:12