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Next time you criticise our justice system


interzone55

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just think yourself lucky we don't have the Afghani system where rape victims are routinely jailed for adultery...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15991641

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ams4127

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And yet we happily send our servicemen, and women, to defend that country and it's way of life.

The mind boggles.

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Forum Editor

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"we happily send our servicemen, and women, to defend that country and it's way of life."

I very much doubt that we do so 'happily', but in any case we're not defending a country's way of life, we're defending the right of the people to be self-determining as far as their government is concerned.

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badgery

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...and protecting ourselves against attack from terrorists, trained in that country?

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interzone55

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badgery

The current thinking is the terrorists are trained next door in Pakistan, which is why the US is engaged in a campaign of bombing targets in the NW of Pakistan

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morddwyd

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We're in Afghanistan because of our belief in the general principles, and our membership, of the United Nations, which, like democracy, may not be perfect, but it's all we have until something better comes along.

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