Singer Vera Lynn against Afghanistan war

This is a music video of Vera Lynn singing We’ll Meet Again.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Vera Lynn queries Britain’s role in Afghan conflict

Thursday 13 August 2009

Dame Vera Lynn has questioned the point of the conflict in Afghanistan.

The Forces’ Sweetheart singer, who found fame with songs such as White Cliffs Of Dover and We’ll Meet Again, told The Times: “I don’t know what Afghanistan‘s all about.

“I don’t know what we are doing there.”

She said she could understand why so many lives were sacrificed in the second world war but could not comprehend the strategy in Afghanistan.

“At one time, our soldiers would fight for the country they came from to stop the enemy invading, but now they are involved in other countries’ problems,” she said.

She added that she was still fully supportive of “our boys,” despite her reservations.

Dame Vera was also critical of the Ministry of Defence’s recent attempt to use the courts to seek a ruling over payments to Light Dragoon Anthony Duncan, who was shot while on patrol in Iraq, and Royal Marine Matthew McWilliams, who fractured his thigh in a military exercise.

The head of the British Army, General Sir David Richards, has said Britain could still be in Afghanistan in 40 years time: here.

GERMANY: Opposition Builds Up Over Afghanistan: here.

Bluebirds flying over the White Cliffs of Dover would have seen their world slip away last week when a big section of the world-famous landmark collapsed into the English Channel: here.

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