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We Don’t Want To Fight No More Say Britons!

The people of Great Britain believed their prime minister, Tony Blair was telling the truth concerning the need for their armed forces to fight in Afghanistan. Eight years have passed and the patience of most Britons has run out. A survey conducted by the newspaper, The Independent, reveals a majority of the country has concluded the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable and their sons and daughters should be headed home. About 52% want the troops home right away and nearly two-thirds of women do not believe there is any such thing as “winning the Afghan war.” The vast majority of people are particularly upset at the poor level of equipment provided fighting men and women.

Gordon Brown insists the UK has accomplished important goals in securing areas in Afghanistan from Taliban control. Of course, the real question is whether those regions are really safe and secure. There is scant doubt after eight years Afghanistan is ruled by corrupt and inefficient leaders who are unable or unwilling to guarantee their people freedom and the basic components of a decent scale of living.

Al Sadr Iraqi Militia Ready To Cease Fighting

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Moqtada al-Sadr, one of the most powerful leaders in Iraq’s armed resistance to the government, has agreed to cease any further military action against the government of Prime Minister Maliki and American forces in Iraq. In the future the militia will focus on education, religion, and provision of social services. The alleged document says clearly that any followers of Sadr are “not allowed to use arms at all.” The dissolution of the Mahdi army will make peace a more likely occurrence in Iraq and will enable the Iraqi government to assert its power throughout the nation. Sadr spent several weeks in Iran studying religion and his switch indicates a decision to focus on politically gaining power in Iraq.

the Mahdi army spokesman, Sheikh Salah al-Obeidi told the Wall Street Journal his group would be guided by spirituality rather than battling US forces. Sadr’s mem males numerous references to suppression of vice and acting in morally correct ways. These words could be construed as ensuring women will not have the same rights of equality as they enjoyed under the regime of Saddam Hussein.