Thursday, April 03, 2014

How we roll

From Esquire in the US:
It has been noted that March was the first month in 11 years in which no American soldier was killed in either Iraq or Afghanistan.
The architects of this policy are now spending their 11th year of book tours, lecture fees, television appearances, and not being called to account in any serious way.
Casualties among the native populations are not noted, because that's the way we roll.
In the UK, British troops have just left Helmand Province, whence they were ordered in 2006 on a mission of pacification, construction and reduction in the opium trade and in the hope that ‘not a shot would be fired’. Only two British soldiers had died in combat in Afghanistan before this. The figure is now 448.

We leave a record opium crop and Taliban control of most of the province.

John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardowan, who as Secretary of State for Defence committed 3,300 troops to Helmand January 2006 is available (over by yer) for After Dinner Speaking, Keynote Speaking and Motivational Speaking at £6k to £10k a pop.

How he has the nerve so show his face in public at all is beyond me.

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