Can someone explain to me why we have men risking their lives trying to defuse IEDs in Afghanistan?
I mean, surely the safest thing to do - once an IED is discovered - is to get everyone safely away and blow the damn thing up from as far away as possible?
I could understand why they would try and defuse an unexploded bomb in a London street - but in a dump like Afghanistan I really don't see the point. You find the things, you evacuate everyone, you blow the sodding thing up then you get the locals to fill in the hole. Job done - move on.