What Should I Do With My Poppy?

On Wednesday last week I took off my poppy. I had worn it to symbolise something but symbols are less important than the things they symbolise so at the end of the prescribed period for remembrance I yanked the poppy from my lapel, gently, and then had to decide what should become of the red and green paper and plastic which I had worn. Continue reading

What has been Achieved in Afghanistan

Sometime this year foreign troops will leave Afghanistan, at least in a fighting role, and the maintenance of law and order in that troubled country will be left to the countrymen of Afghanistan. It is worth understanding just what the Allied coalition in Afghanistan has achieved. Continue reading