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Thursday, 11 November 2010

PM David Cameron’s Office Says that Troops Will Not Withdraw from Afghanistan by 2012

David Cameron’s Office Says that Troops Will Not Withdraw from Afghanistan by 2012

A spokesman for 10 Downing Street has admitted that David Cameron’s undertaking to withdraw all British troops from Afghanistan is untrue and that they will stay there “for as long as is necessary.”
The volte face came after the newly appointed Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir David Richards, emphatically ruled out reducing the 10,000 British soldiers in combat before 2012.
Sir David said that British troops would stay in the Afghanistan theatre of war for “as long as it takes.” Mr Cameron had earlier pledged to begin withdrawing British personnel out of Afghanistan by July next year.
When asked for comment, a spokesman for Mr Cameron’s office tried to make the best Sir David’s inadvertent exposure of the Prime Minister’s lies, and issued a lame comment which said that “We will continue to have a long-term relationship with Afghanistan that will include troops. They are of the same mind that it’s about the conditions on the ground.”
In his comments, Sir David said that Britain would “inevitably” be “shouldering the burden at least through next year.”
He also announced that British forces would stay on the front line even past the 2015 cut-off date, saying that it was “important that we establish in the minds of the Afghan people and of those in the region that Nato is not going to cut and run.”
The extent of the British peoples’ commitment to this illegal war has not only been paid in hundreds of our soldiers’ lives, but also in nearly a billion pounds worth of foreign aid.
Recently, the Government announced a 40 percent increase in the existing foreign aid allocation of £500 million.
When the increase was announced, the Government justified the spend by saying that Afghanistan needed to be “stabilised.”
What the Tories (and their Labour partners in this crime against humanity) failed to mention was that Afghanistan was now “unstable” precisely because of the war which those two parties had unleashed.
* This billion-pound aid budget is only the beginning.
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, the former ambassador to Afghanistan and head of the Foreign Office unit dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan, told a recent parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee that Britain will “have to provide aid to that nation for at least 50 years.”
British taxpayers can therefore look forward to paying up billions more in the decades to come — unless they vote in a British National Party government.