War in Afghanistan

Good morning, I’m Mark Cann and I’m here on the behalf of Julia Gillard and the Labour party, to respond to the issue that has once again been raised to the attention of the Australian public, about our stance on our involvement in the Afghanistan War, It has been brought to the forefront of our countries attention with the reports of yet another Australian soldier, Jamie Larcombe, killed in the Afghanistan War, sparking the debate about whether Australia should continue to stay involved in the Afghanistan War. But is withdrawing our troops really the correct response?
For those of you that are unaware the Afghanistan war began on the 7th of October, 2001, after the Taliban attacked the American city New York, on the 11th of September 2011, taking the lives of many innocent people. This made other countries around the world stand up and become aware of the Taliban’s strict control and ruthless treatment of Afghanistan citizens. The Taliban is a group of Islamic extremist who are ruling violent control over Afghanistan, doing as they please to the citizens of Afghanistan, especially the Hazaras. The US and the British were the first countries to support the Afghan civilians and fight before Australia joining in 2002 due to our strong military alliance to the US.
I myself have been affected by this war with losing a good friend in Grant Kirby, who was a digger killed August 2010. I know personally that his wife and certainly majority of other war widows would be absolutely devastated if we were to withdraw our troops now, knowing that there husband died, and the end outcome was that we didn’t achieve anything.   Shouldn’t we honour these brave soldiers and finish of the fight we put ourselves into? I know most certainly those that have fought next to them knew them or are family members of them would want to finish the job in which the deceased troops died for. And not dishonour the deceased or the country by pulling out of the Afghanistan war.
Now before everyone...