What kind of a waste of time is it for Gen Petraeus to start talking to Gordon Brown about Afghanistan when he was party to the mistake of going in in the first place? Talk about irrelevant - not only is Brown is going to get kicked out of office at the next opportunity but Petraeus hasn't even got a clue what's going on in Afghanistan - Bilko would have had more idea. For one thing defending the atrocities of warlords that we're supporting when it had been stamped out by the Taleban is not a morally acceptable position for any war so my message to Petraeus is - don't try to take advantage of our Prime Minister for your supposed national interest just because he's simple... <br><br>km