According to some recent polling of the Afghanistan population by Canadian media oprganisations, the majority of Afghans are happy with the foreign military presence in their country; they think that the country is going in the right direction; and generally think the NATO presence (and America) is a force for good whilst they largely despise the Taliban.
Question is, will such positive polling data be picked up by the UK media like the BBC? My heart wishes so, but my gut thinks that news that Afghans appreciate what we're doing - and especially what the Americans are doing- won't be considered worthy of coverage. You can bet Robert Fisk and the Independent won't be writing about it that's for sure!
Hat Tip: Croydonian