Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Sing out Brighton - to bring our troops home

The NATO invasion of Afghanistan was legally mandated by the UN. As such it enjoyed my support, at first, principally in defence of human rights, women's rights - and to keep our streets from terrorist attacks.

But these objectives have, it seems, been abandoned in the face of failure - and the original mandate has little or nothing to do with the current military misadventure, which has seen more than 200 British troops come home in body bags.

As the Stop the War coalition has observed, NATO's operation in Afghanistan has descended into farce.

Gordon Brown and Barrack Obama have both congratulated Hamid Karzai (pictured) - a man they installed as Afghanistan's ruler in the first place - for winning an election they themselves have condemned as corrupt.

The group has launched a petition to the Prime Minister - and I hope Brighton will sing out, signing it in droves.

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