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I'm anti-war, but the Taliban must not triumph in Afghanistan
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On the 10th anniversary of war in Afghanistan, anti-imperialism cannot be allowed to trump human rights

by Peter Tatchell
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The Afghan war strategy is not working. After 10 bloody years, there are too many civilian casualties and no prospect of defeating the Taliban. We are propping up a Kabul government mired in corruption, which gained power through fraudulent elections. Our intervention has focused on war-fighting to the relative neglect of economic reconstruction and the empowerment of civil society. The cost to the British people of this half-baked venture is a staggering £5bn a year, when public services are being slashed. For all these reasons, I'm supporting the mass anti-war assembly in Trafalgar Square


Added: Oct-7-2011 Occurred On: Oct-7-2011
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