The British force in Helmand suffered one casualty for every Afghan vote in the area retaken from the Taliban during the bloody Panther’s Claw offensive.
It has also been disclosed that polling day in Afghanistan was the most violent during the conflict with 400 attacks across the country, including one which killed two British soldiers.
Early vote counts show that the incumbent President Hamid Karzai is likely to win the first round but not by an outright majority leading to second polling day.
Hundreds of our troops dead. For what? To secure a few unstable votes in a corrupt and decadent country with an illegitimate political system headed international financial institutions? If so, we better bring the troops back home to do the same in the U.K. -for that is a mirror image of the system now in place here.