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UK Gov't Wants Troops Out Of Afghanistan ASAP

http://wire.antiwar.com/2010/05/22/govt-wants-troops-out-of-...

Defence Secretary Liam Fox and Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Afghanistan Saturday with a warning that Britain wants to withdraw its troops as soon as possible.

Hague, Fox and International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell are set to meet President Hamid Karzai in their first visit to to the country since a new coalition government took power.

Hague described Afghanistan -- where around 10,000 British troops are helping fight a Taliban-led insurgency well into its ninth year -- as "our most urgent priority" in comments released from London as the party touched down.

In an interview with The Times before arriving in Kabul, Fox made clear the visit would focus on speeding up the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan, and that no new troops would be deployed.

"We need to accept we are at the limit of numbers now and I would like the forces to come back as soon as possible," he was quoted as saying.

"We have to reset expectations and timelines."

"National security is the focus now. We are not a global policeman. We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education policy in a broken 13th-century country...

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good for Britain, on one front--

course . . .

if the PTB who rule *us all* have decided that Britain can bail out and leave the U.S., that's stinky--

but still, I can applaud the wisdom.

Can't see the harm done in quitting a 'wrong' war--

but that whole '13th century country' business seems a bit dim--

a bit . . . "we are the great white man, saving the world"--

haughty?

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Good find

I doubt they leave.

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when they leave

other countries will follow...Europe is bankrupt they don't have the money.

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No problem,

American taxpayers can help out or the Fed can donate if other countries are a little short.

1 trillion$ to save Europe is not enough

everyday there are fewer and fewer American taxpayers -
I know some who moved away...some came to Canada.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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