It was announced early this morning that another soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. He was from the Royal Military Police and was killed during operations in the Babaji area in southern Helmand province, the MoD said.
This takes the death toll in this unjustified war to 235, 98 of whom have been killed this year alone.
Another family enter the hell of grieving and perhaps wondering if their loved one's death was worth the sacrifice.
Meanwhile our Foreign Secretary is in Kabul at the inauguration of President Karzai who told all the visiting foreign dignitaries what they wanted to hear. He is going to crack down on rampant corruption and to press for a reconciliation with the Teleban by holding a grand assembly. Hilary Clinton and David Miliband applauded Karzai's remarks. I will withhold my applause until I see results. Words are cheap. Our soldiers' lives are not.