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Goodbye and good riddance?

As the USA and Britain military forces prepare to make their ignominious withdrawals from Afghanistan, there is much speculation as to what legacy – if any – they will leave behind.

There is also a lot of spin and froth from politicians and military commanders of both countries, naked designed to put a brave and positive face upon what is – de facto – pretty much a straightforward ‘tail between the legs’ retreat, prompted by ‘home’ public weariness at the human and financial cost.

It is left to media commentators to try and make sense of what is happening and, if necessary, tell the blunt truth.

Here’s a hard-hitting piece by Patrick Cockburn, which appears on the website on The Independent today – THE INDEPENDENT

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About Miles Piper

After university, Miles Piper began his career on a local newspaper in Wolverhampton and has since worked for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He has also worked as a guest presenter on Classic FM. He was a founder-member of the National Rust board. More Posts