War: what is good for?

Well, immigration control, according to UK Immigration Minsister Phil Woolas.

In a quite bizarre statement, Woolas told MP that a benefit of the war in Afghanistan is to keep asylum seekers out of Europe:

“An argument that is not aired strongly enough in my view is the benefit of the presence of our armed forces and other countries’ is to help us control immigration.”

Unsurprisingly, this justification of the already unpopular campaign has caused quite some controversy, coming as it did the day after 5 British soldiers lost their lives.

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