Friday, February 23, 2007

Piggy in the Middle

Iraq is one of the most unhappy outcomes of British imperialism. Carved from the coprse of the Ottoman Emire after the first world war it is a country that should never have been. Cobbling together Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis and flying in a Hashemite monarch from Jordan to govern the place was hardly conducive to long term stability.

Britain is withdrawing troops because nothing more can be done. The endless dripfeed of news reports on soldiers killed by roadside bombs has sickened everyone. Are these men as expendable as a brass cartridge? Enough is enough.

Let the arab ingrates have their civil war.


Betty said...

So: a lot of the troops are going to be coming home from Iraq. At long last, some good news.

Hold on. It's just been announced that there's going to be a large deployment of soldiers to Afghanistan.

Oh well.

S.I.D. said...

I agree!

A damm good civil war is what every country needs.

Sad but true.

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