Monday, 4 May 2009

Afghanistan and Pakistan

I backed the government's previous strategy on Afghanistan and the new one seems OK too. But the real problem has been, and will continue to be, successful delivery of that strategy.

Many people I speak to don't believe we should have troops there and equate Afghanistan with Iraq. I opposed the invasion in Iraq but support our effort in Afghanistan. We need to prevent Al Qaeda from using Afghanistan for training cam. If we don't we'll find that we will have more terrorist attacks in the UK.

Part of the solution in the country is in the hands of the other countries in the region like Iran, Russia, China and even India. Yet the PM's statement today didn't even mention those countries.

I will continue to quiz the government on Afghanistan and Pakistan as the pace of improvement is not good enough.

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