There are some 5000 British troops doing not a lot, except for being desultorily rocketed, outside Basra airport. At the same time the troops being sent to Afghanistan are reported to be 'half trained'. The periods between active service are being cut so that even properly trained troops return to active duty again and again without respite.
Why are there still British troops in Iraq? Why are there still British troops in Germany?
And for the sheer horror of what is happening in Iraq as the country is talibanised and women are murdered, disfigured or, in the case of countless widows, left to starve to death together with their children as no public role or employment is now open to them, look at Informed Comment (on Links) if you can bear to read it.
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