Something stupid like 10 million GBP of tax payers money has been put towards this.
Sounds like a tiny amount compared to the amount spent on the actual fighting stuff, which costs many, many times more.
What Afghanistan needs is for it's people to be able to benefit from the nations undoubted tremendous natural resources, not greedy foreign powers coming in trying to steal it from under them under some bullshit pretext of 'establishing peace'...
I know, easier said than done. Can't see how imposing a form of military rule and stealing the nation's resources from it's people is ever going to bring about peace though, tbh.
If the invading forces were actually helping the people of Afghanistan to set up and run their own industries, thus ensuring decent income, then that would be ok. But they're not, are they? They're acting as security guards making it safe for the big mining and production companies to come and exploit the land and it's treasures.
Hmm, now where have we seen that before...?
So this goverment can find money for this while making cut backs after cut backs for us
What gives you the idea that our wonderful government actually cares about we, the people?