I supported the deployment of our Troops in Afghanistan but now I am having serious doubts. How long is the steady drip drip of fatalities and very serious injuries to go on for, 10 years 20 years as there appears to be no end game in sight. Some of our so-called allies troops within NATO sit in comparative safety in the much quieter north of the country while the Brits and a few other countries bare the full brunt the violence in the south. Unless our allies step up to the plate why should we continue to risk the lives of our lads and lassies? We have been there for 6 years and I would like to know when will the ANA be able to take control of their own affairs a date should be set. When I was a young serviceman many politicians had served during wartime, the career politicians of today have no insight into the horrors of war and as far as I know none of their loved ones are on the front line. If they were they might think twice before committing our troops. There is also the disturbing fact that the majority of the public who have no family involved do not care about what goes on in Afghanistan, there are of course shining exceptions such as the good people of Wooton Bassett.