Of course Goff, Locke, and the other other handwringers, aren't happy to see them go.
This from Goff; "I think a growing number of people in
Locke chimes in with;
"The election had been "obviously fraudulent" and questioned why the SAS should be risking their lives to support it.
"The American-led war is destabilising the country and causing many civilian casualties," he said.
"It's crazy to send the SAS just as Western public opinion is turning against the war and most commentators describe it as unwinnable."
While it's plainly obvious that the current regime is nowhere near satisfactory, I can see that with the application of appropriate pressure, persuasion, and incentives, something better will emerge over the long term. In calling for a pullout of the SAS and similar forces, are Goff and Locke doing nothing nothing more than providing tacit support for the entity that will then usurp Kasai's government? See below for details.