Tony Benn Condemns Escalation of War in Afghanistan & Defends Britain’s Socialized Healthcare System

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August 18, 2009

British Politician Tony Benn Condemns Escalation of War in Afghanistan & Defends Britain’s Socialized Healthcare System

While President Obama defended his escalation of the war in Afghanistan on Monday, in Britain, America’s closest ally, antiwar sentiment is growing. This week, the number of British troops killed in Afghanistan since 2001 surpassed 200. Yesterday in central London, protesters read the names of the 200 British soldiers, as well as the names 200 Afghan citizens killed in the war. The demonstration in Whitehall was led by former British MP Tony Benn, who is currently the president of the Stop the War Coalition. He is a former cabinet minister and the longest-serving MP in the history of the British Labour Party.

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Tony Benn, former cabinet minister and the longest-serving MP in the history of the Labour Party. He is also president of the Stop the War Coalition.

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