We look on the self offering of the young soldiers who are killed or maimed with respect and admiration, but still the question: why?
The reasons for the conflict make us ask: why?
The continued presence, the inadequate government support, the lack of equipment makes us ask: why?
The inadequate explanations by government ministers make us ask: why?
The lack of a foreseeable and positive outcome makes us ask: why?
Young soldiers being blown apart in Afghanistan, to defend a corrupt regime there some how means that young Muslims from the Midlands are not going to blow up London's transport system, merely makes one ask: why?