At Glastonbury 2011, Jimmy Cliff changed the title of his 1960s hit Vietnam to Afghanistan and sang his uncompromising anti-war message to a television audience of millions. A must-watch video.
The same people who tell us that the country can’t afford to pay pensions or provide public services are happy to spend billions of pounds a year on bombing Afghanistan, says Lindsey German.
The British government, which preaches democracy and freedom to the extent of going to war to uphold those values, has resorted to denying freedom to someone on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations and media hype.
Neither Iraq nor Afghanistan have been "won", nor will they ever be, but here are western powers again seizing control of an Arab country by main force with no clue as to how it should be governed.
Remembering iraqi "babies ripped from incubators" and the Gulf of Tonkin attack that never happened in Vietnam, were the media sceptical about claims that Gadaffi issued troops with viagra and told them to use rape as a terror weapon? Not a hope.
A staggering $20 billion dollars a year is what the US military is spending on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan: enough to give every man, woman and child in those countries $333 each.