Britain has taken a poisoned chalice: "In a damning report, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee concludes that the conflict has delivered "much less than promised" and that the effort of British troops is being "significantly diluted" by lack of coherent vision and strategy." (Telegraph)
How many follies and how many deaths will it take before he does the decent thing; will it take a massive military defeat or will he wake up in time? Everything is going to hell in a handcart. He's a bureaucrat who was competent in a designated role but he's not a leader and now the whole country and a good part of the world is having to pay for this catastrophic example of The Peter Principle.