The plummeting economy has made Ireland a rather introverted place of late, the unrelenting flood of bad domestic news pushing international stories almost completely off the agenda. Not so in Britain, where barely a day goes by without the ludicrous situation facing the British army in Afghanistan being highlighted in the media.
Wars have a wonderful habit of rapidly degenerating into farce, not unlike something out of Joseph Heller’s satirical masterpiece, Catch 22.The latest initiative...
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