This video from the USA says about itself:
Ten Years After ‘Mission (NOT) Accomplished’
2 May 2013
This video says about itself:
17 Dec 2013
The military mission in Afghanistan is accomplished – at least that’s what the UK Prime Minister told soldiers there in a pre-Christmas visit. His cheering words come as drug trafficking in the country reaches record levels, and the Afghan national army surrenders key checkpoints in Southern Afghanistan to Taliban – in return for an end to attacks. RT spoke to an Iraq war veteran who believes that Cameron is trying to put a brave face on a sorry business.
From AFP news agency:
December 18, 2013 – 7:13:26 am
LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron faced criticism yesterday for saying that foreign troops had accomplished their mission of providing security in Afghanistan, in an echo of former US president George W Bush’s much-derided comments on Iraq in 2003.
During an annual Christmas visit to British troops in Afghanistan on Monday, Cameron was asked about the ongoing unrest ahead of the scheduled end of international combat operations in a year’s time. Asked if British soldiers will be coming home with “mission accomplished”, Cameron told British media: “Yes, I think they do.” …
Opposition politicians and British newspapers criticised Conservative leader Cameron’s comments. Vernon Coaker, defence spokesman for the opposition Labour party, said Cameron “should have chosen his words more carefully.”
See also here.
Indeed, Cameron‘s words are as much empty war propaganda as Bush’s ten years ago. Coaker should have gone further, and should have criticized the whole Afghan war; including the role of his own party leaders Tony Blair and George Brown in it.
- In echo of Bush, UK’s Cameron says mission accomplished in Afghanistan (trust.org)
- Cameron’s ‘mission accomplished’ statement echoes Bush (itv.com)
- It isn’t ‘mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan, says former ambassador after David Cameron’s remark (standard.co.uk)
- David Cameron declares ‘mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan (telegraph.co.uk)
- With hindsight, PM would avoid ‘mission accomplished’ (itv.com)
- David Cameron says Afghanistan is ”mission accomplished” – a year before the end of the war (mirror.co.uk)
- Afghan ‘mission accomplished’: Cameron’s hostage to fortune (theweek.co.uk)