WITHDRAW BRITISH TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN
The 'election' of Hamid Karzai for another five years as president of Afghanistan is a tragic farce. This is what we used to call a puppet government. Lives of courageous British troops, Afghan civilians and many others will continue to be lost in this misguided and pointless conflict. There is no evidence whatever that Karzai is capable of even beginning to write the 'new chapter' called for by President Obama. British troops should be withdrawn immediately, and a regional peace conference convened.