Is it time to end the war in Afghanistan?

According to the UN the last six months in Afghanistan have been the most deadly since records began in 2001. Is it now time to end the war in Afghanistan?

Patrick Bury is a former Captain in the Royal Irish Regiment who served in Sangin, Afghanistan; a memoir of his experiences, ‘Callsign Hades’, described as ‘the first great book of the Afghan war’, is out now

According to the UN the last six months in Afghanistan have been the most deadly since records began in 2001. Deaths in May were the highest recorded in a single month ever.

With the surge obviously failing statistically, Tory MP Rory Stewart outlines his vision for the future of Afghanistan, in this excellent new video:

Rory may not be a regular face on Left Foot Forward, but his views on Afghanistan are well informed, progressive and, most importantly, realistic.

16 Responses to “Is it time to end the war in Afghanistan?”

  1. SlashedUK

    RT @leftfootfwd: Is it time to end the war in Afghanistan? //bit.ly/pj7wqm by Capt. Patrick Bury #NewsClub

  2. Paul Trembath

    Is it time to end the war in Afghanistan? //bit.ly/pj7wqm by Capt. Patrick Bury

  3. Robert

    We need to get out now sadly the world and this country has changed after Thatcher and Blair and Brown and thankfully Cameron will state it’s over.

    the Afghanistan war is not a war to many rules.

  4. Trakgalvis

    RT @leftfootfwd: Is it time to end the war in Afghanistan? //bit.ly/pj7wqm by Capt. Patrick Bury #NewsClub

  5. Labourvoter

    Excellent contribution to the debate from Rory. If, as a Tory MP, he is able to bend the ear of Liam Fox then good work will have been done on behalf of us all. His comments on Libya at the end deserve special attention.

  6. Hitchin England

    RT @leftfootfwd: Is it time to end the war in Afghanistan? //bit.ly/pj7wqm by Capt. Patrick Bury #NewsClub

  7. Dom Garman

    Brilliant Rory Stewart video on Afghanistan //t.co/TVZdVfc

  8. Anon E Mouse

    A politician with a brain in his head….

  9. Rhys

    Finally, I’m so bored of reading different articles again and again about ‘The defining year in Afghanistan’. NATO has only put more targets on the ground by increasing troop levels, they need to maintain a logistical and auxiliary role in training government forces and educating the population in how to maintain themselves. My only concern with a full withdrawal is the morale and PR victory it would give militant extremists in the region.

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  11. Andy Sweetmore

    See Tory MP Rory Stewart's plan on how to get out #afghanisatn here: //t.co/P9oo4XpS #pmqs

  12. TheCreativeCrip

    See Tory MP Rory Stewart's plan on how to get out #afghanisatn here: //t.co/P9oo4XpS #pmqs

  13. Damo

    On Afghanistan, watch Tory MP Rory Stewart discuss the question: “Is it time to withdraw?” //t.co/P9oo4XpS #BBCqt

  14. House Of Twits

    RT @leftfootfwd On Afghanistan, watch Tory MP Rory Stewart discuss the question: “Is it time to withdraw?” //t.co/ezRr4MXu #BBCqt

  15. Finchampstead Boy

    rory stewart mp – a sensible analysis of afganistan which you won't here from a govt ( and its correct as well ) //t.co/N7LJjXhO

  16. mayadesouza

    On Afghanistan, watch Tory MP Rory Stewart discuss the question: “Is it time to withdraw?” //t.co/P9oo4XpS #BBCqt

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