It is our futile, indefensible, bird-brained military operation in Afghanistan which provides British citizens as targets for Taliban killers.
If it has another purpose, you will not be able to discover what that is from the Government, which cannot make up its mind for more than five minutes what our troops are doing in Afghanistan.
Propping up the joke President? Protecting futile rigged elections? Banning the growing of opium poppies, which is permitted in Oxfordshire? Sponsoring a Cherie Blair-style sexual revolution among the Pashtuns, so all their women can become QCs?
"Banning the growing of opium poppies?" Au contraire!