General Sir David Richards speaks,
On 22 October the BBC showed a clip of the UKâ€™s new chief of General Staff, General David Richards, who spoke of Afghanistan. General Richards said that in his â€śvery humble opinionâ€ť, if the Afghanistan war should be lost, that country will once again become a training ground for Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda will become entrenched in populated areas that cannot be bombed without the effects of â€śwedding party syndromeâ€ť. Losing in Afghanistan will give the message to terrorists in every country of the world that they can do whatever they wish.
Itâ€™s altogether depressing. The officersâ€™ mess might think itâ€™s funny when the Americans canâ€™t tell the difference between a wedding party and a Taliban training exercise but if they would apply their minds to what the Americans are doing in Europe they might not think it so amusing. Some of us donâ€™t th
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