Saturday, 17 January 2009

With friends like these........ 

Defence Secretary John Hutton has told our European allies that they should start pulling their weight in Afghanistan."Freeloading on the back of US military security is not an option if we wish to be equal partners in this transatlantic alliance. Anyone who wants to benefit from collective security must be prepared to share the ultimate price."
It is meant to be NATO that's fighting the Taleban but few of our brave European friends want to honour their treaty obligations. They would rather sit on their hands and let US and UK troops risk their lives for them and let the British and American taxpayers fork out for their defence.

BBC: Hutton attacks Nato over troops
The Telegraph: John Hutton says Europeans are 'freeloading' on Britain and US in Afghanistan