Audience member who served in Afghanistan says people she was protecting have been executed and demands politicians and military leaders to blame are held to account
A former soldier received applause from the audience on the BBC’s Question Time programme last night for an impassioned and moving speech outlining the human cost and waste of the military adventurism of successive UK governments – and demanding that those responsible, both politicians and military leaders, for the catastrophic fiasco of Afhghanistan pay a price, so that future generations are not thrown into the same pointless disasters:
The woman told viewers that people she had been protecting in Afghanistan had already been executed by the Taliban – and that the only way she and her former comrades could look at their service with anything other than shame is if those responsible are made to account for their decisions.
Accountability of those in power has ceased to be a thing under the Tories – of both red and blue rosette. If this country is going to be worth calling a civilisation, let alone a democracy, that needs to change.
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