The man to save Afghanistan?
Lord Ashdown, the former Royal Marine commando and UN High Representative in Bosnia between 2002 and 2006, "is to be the new United Nations 'super-envoy' in Afghanistan, charged with overhauling the reconstruction of the country at a time of low morale and increasing attacks by the Taleban".
Afghanistan is in trouble. Lord Ashdown is on record that "If Afghanistan goes down, it will be impossible to hold Pakistan and the consequences of that are horrific . . . It is also a catastrophe in the making for Nato.”
I am not sanguine, but Cat is, and we wish him well.