Saturday, 11 July 2009

Too Much!

The hearses containing the bodies of Lance Corporal David Dennis, Private Robert Laws, Lance Corporal Dane Elson, Captain Ben Babington-Browne and Trooper Christopher Whiteside make their way through the streets of Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.

This morning was very much as I expected, newspaper full front page's given over to the death in one single day of eight young solders in Afghanistan - What a waste, my thoughts really do go out to all their families and friends.

The latest killings have brought Britain’s death toll in Afghanistan to 184 since 2001, passing the 179 killed during its five year participation in the Iraq War. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has cautioned Britons to prepare for a “very hard summer,” but says his government’s determination to continue the war has not been shaken.

Yet opposition MPs have taken the latest deaths as an opportunity to lambaste the government over the seemingly endless war. So far the British don’t seem to be suffering from the same war exhaustion as some of the other European contributors to the ongoing occupation, but as the number of slain soldiers rises, this may soon change.

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