Thursday, June 26, 2003

Our Reward

Six more British troops die at the hands of the Iraqi NRA in an area that does not affect our national interests, so this pre-war piece should raise a wry laugh from Christopher Caldwell in the Speccie:

[C]oncrete benefits are likely to materialise in postwar Iraq, where Britain will be in a much stronger commercial position than its EU partners.

He didn't say that this was for undertakers. (He also predicted that France would join in at the last minute, oh how the Anglosphere revolves).

What's far worse (except for the families of course) is that we have 14 000 troops in Iraq - between a quarter and a third of our operational capacity - and we are being told that we need more.


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