Whilst this might be a tad uncomfortable for Blair, it is certainly more than a tad uncomfortable for the Iraqis who are still tasting the bitter fruits from the diseased orchards of his machinations. As well as those killed in the initial invasion men, women and children are being targetted on an almost daily basis and the country is infinitely more dangerous than it was even under Saddam's brutal regime.
Brown, the accessory to Blair's deceit over the Iraq Invasion, made a telling speech on 6th November in an attempt to justify the Afghanistan campaign.
He said that he will not put UK troops "in harms way for a government that does not stand up against corruption" but went on to say that the Afghan government is a "byword for corruption". The Afghan government, being corrupt itself, is hardly likely to "stand up against corruption" and yet the UK troops are still being put in "harms way"on a daily basis. He made no mention of the fact that the military are being put in "harms way" by being issued with inadequate protective equipment by the "desk-bound warriors".
Mr Brown went on "we will not be deterred, dissuaded or diverted from taking whatever measures are necessary to protect our security". but is the Afghan campaign really about "protecting our security"? when by Brown's own admission the government is "corrupt". Surely a corrupt government, if the price is right, will grant terrorists the requisite facilities and equipment in areas where there are no armed forces.
It is questionable if Afghanistan is the only place "where terrorists can threaten the UK". For example, although it does not always make head-lines in the UK, terrorism is alive, thriving and increasing in Iraq and they certainly have even more reason than those in Afghanistan to hate, and wish harm to, the UK.
Even if terrorists training in Afghanistan were a threat to the UK it would be comparatively easy to switch their "training camps" to other countries, out of reach of the UK military machine, where they would be welcomed with open arms - no pun intended.
Just as Iraq is getting more and more dangerous so too is Afghanistan and casualties are increasing year on year. Fatalities this years have reached 100, almost double the 51 fatalities of 2008. So too have the numbers of those seriously injured - increasing from 65 in 2008 to 153 so far in 2009.
It must follow that as more and more civilians are being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan that the resentment against the UK grows and grows and with lax and haphazard border control the UK is becoming more and more susceptible to terrorist attacks. The attempts to "protect our security", therefore, would appear to be counter-productive and could well be responsible for more threats to our security than ever before.