posted on May 28, 2012 16:21
I opened the newspaper the other morning and stared at the headline, Afghan War to end by 2014, and thought, How could anyone know that? Imagine opening the newspaper one May morning in 1943 and reading: ‘War to end by 1945’ – you’d have thought someone had lost their mind.
But, of course, the headline has a kind of perverse logic behind it. Because this isn’t 1943 and we no longer fight wars the way we did seventy years ago, and I reckon we ought to just say a prayer and be thankful that back when Hitler was on the loose no one figured running wars based on political agendas made sense.