During the visit to Washington last week, Mr Cameron declared and felt it very important that the Afghan plans would not be changed. This statement was made while very courageous sitting in the luxury seats at the White House, while soldiers are fighting in dust and heat of Afghanistan. Soldiers are constantly subjected to attacks and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), causing death and life crippling injuries. Even Prince Harry and Prince William had the courage to train and and serve on the front lines. Had the Prime Minister served on the front lines, it would be a very different Prime Minister coming back from the battle zone.
President Karzai delivered a demand that NATO forces be withdrawn from rural areas and villages. Karzi delivered that message publicly while Defence Secretary, Leon Panetta was visiting Kabul. Whether this demand will be for the better or worst, remains to be seen, but after all it is their country, whether the USA and UK like it or not.
Some information has also leaked that the troops are not there to fight the Taliban, but to protect the interest of the copper mines for the Chinese. As they say were there is a rumour there is always some truth in it. I wouldn't be surprised if that is the real reason. Furthermore, the loyalty of the Afghan government towards NATO and Western governments is debatable. The fact that they released hundreds of prisoners, including top Talibans chieftains points to the opposite.
Why is the West so anxious to carry on fighting and losing soldiers every week in the so-called best army in the world? Citizens of the USA and UK are demanding to bring the troops home, because it is a fight that cannot be won, not unlike Vietnam and Korea. History is supposed to be there to learn from it.