Troops in Afghanistan...
Australia... 1,455 troops on the ground
USA...... 78,430 troops on the ground.
Well I'm kind of embarrassed.... surely if all our nations support the concept of assisting Afghanistan's population to develop into a more Democratic type society (where woman are valued more than camels; and love of country can be as prevalent as "duty to the clan")... then why arent' the rest of our countries pulling more of the load?
The whole "it's unpopular with the voters" crap just has to stop. YES! War is unpopular - but how about the idea of "get in - get it done - make the world safer for our children and our children's children?" [yes yes.. Pax has *often* been accused of having a simplistic view of world politics - she also believes in the maxim of "many hands make light work". Please direct all vitriol in the comments box..]