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Just about a month ago in Coventry we were treated to a public meeting on the Road to Peace in Afghanistan with local MP Bob Ainsworth, MoD, versus Bruce Kent of CND. For Bob the issue was simple. We are there to help the Afghan people, to stop the country becoming a failed state, to protect British interests, to fight terrorism and to stop Pakistan collapsing as withdrawal of UK forces would mean precisely that. Members of the audience asked a number of questions, all of which failed to get an adequate answer.