Posted by: Tony Carson | 6 December, 2009

Cameron to troops: play up, play up and play the game

‘Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.’

Ya, I know it’s Afghanistan and not India and it’s winter, not summer but David Cameron couldn’t appear more out of place, de-suited, in mid-speech to a gaggle of Afghan forces with their guns corked, just in case. What could he possibly have to say to them but “play up, play up and play the game.” What, what.

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Britain’s opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron meets Afghan National Army soldiers at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Afghanistan, where he saw British soldiers training new Afghan recruits, Saturday Dec. 5 2009. Cameron is on a three day visit to Afghanistan where he has visited Kandahar, Laskar Gah and Kabul. British troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are unlikely to begin next year, David Cameron warned. President Obama the previous week set a timeline for starting US troop withdrawals in July 2011. — from daylife

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