Thursday, February 22, 2007

Brits: Mission Unaccomplished; We are out of here!

In other words, Cheney is still delusional

The Washington Monthly:

The British military is approaching 'operational failure,' former defense staff chief Charles Guthrie warned this week.

'Because the British army is in essence fighting a far more intensive counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan, there's been a realization that there has to be some sort of transfer of resources from Iraq to Afghanistan,' said Clive Jones, a senior lecturer in Middle East politics at the University of Leeds, who has closely followed Britain's Iraq deployment.

'It's either that, or you risk in some ways losing both,' he said. 'It's the classic case of 'Let's declare victory and get out.'

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