What was the use of hanging in there for years on end ? Can one straighten the curly tail of a mongrel if you keep it in a straightener even for the mongrel's entire life? Remove the pipe and the tail will curve to its natural state. BUT, the West never learns from nature's simple lessons and never will. Trying to nation-build a cavemen country is folly of the highest order.
Con Coughlin writing at TheTelegraphUK:
....Taliban could retake key territory, says Army head
The Taliban could retake vital territory won by British forces in Afghanistan following Britain's military withdrawal next year, Army chief warns.
Vital territory won by British forces in Afghanistan risks being lost to the Taliban as Britain completes its military withdrawal by the end of next year, the head of the Army has warned.
Key Afghan towns such as Musa Qala, where British troops suffered heavy casualties during the early phase of military operations in Helmand province, could be retaken by the Taliban as insurgents seek to regain lost territory, General Sir Peter Wall said.
So far 447 British soldiers have died and hundreds more have suffered serious injury during fighting in Afghanistan. The latest British soldier to die there was serving with the Royal Engineers when he was killed during an operation to the east of Kabul earlier this week.
In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Sir Peter warned that British forces face a tough year as they complete the withdrawal of the remaining 6,000 troops before combat operations draw to a close at the end of 2014..........