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Letter: Your Say - Taliban are losers.

Byline: PERCY POTTS

THE letter Tackle The Taliban (26.01.09) said we are "engaged in a war we are not winning" and "we are not bringing liberty and prosperity to that land".

The Taliban are certainly not winning, and we are not losing. It may not be perfect by Western standards, but the Afghan people have the most democratic government they have seen for many a century.

The writer insults our generals with a flippant remark concerning "elf 'n safety", which he seeks to justify by a snide remark about our forces having a 2 1/2 year break between tours "so it does not spoil their family life". Perhaps he/she would like the Army to re-introduce the lash, rotten food from dishonest commissariat staff and no married quarters for wives.

PERCY POTTS, Marton
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Feb 18, 2009
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