Most people in England are uneffected by the war in Iraq.  Some folks use it as a topic of conversation to express racist views or to critisize the government or America.  I think that the British Government could have handled the situation better.  Throwing all our efforts in with Bush was an error.  He said that in the fight against terrorism “You are  either with us or against us!”  If Britain had adopted that attitude in the past we would have been at war with America long ago.   He was obviously against Britain and with the terrorists when he allowed the IRA to collect money in the USA for their fight against us.   Having experienced guerrilla tactics by the IRA, Vietnamese etc you would think that the Western Powers would have learned a lesson.  In such cases politicians should consult and take heed of the Military people whose job it is to assess the prospects and result of a conflict.As for the Iraqi people, well, frying-pans and fires spring to mind.  According to the “Lancet”  in the three years (2003-2006) of low intencity war the death toll of Iraqis has now topped 650,000.  Compare this with the British and Commonwealth military casualties in the six years of the second world war, only 600,000.  Check these figures if you don’t believe me.Somebody should be able to come up with a solution quickly to put an end to this slaughter.  I believe we are paying the price for having “career” politicians who have little experience of life outside government offices.

Published in: on October 26, 2006 at 6:08 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. good post… interesting about the I.R.A.; i’m finding that there exists a double standard for almost everything.

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