09 October 2007
NuLabour policies led to the deaths of 11 soldiers
The British army wanted to get out of Basra by April of this year, but the government was unable to get permission of its American masters to the move. During the five months after that decision was made, Britain saw eleven soldiers killed and a further 62 injured. All because the British government pandered to the Americans.
The good news is that it is now looking as if all British soldiers will be out of Iraq by the end of next year. It has been officially announced that the numbers will be cut to just 2,500 by next spring, and the government is leaking the news that the rest will follow later on.
Let's be clear about this. The British wanted to help the Americans to set up a pro-western, pro-business Iraq that would recognise Israel and act as a base for further American aggressions in the region. Can anybody seriously argue that those war aims have been met?
So the message to the warmongers is simple: fucking swivel on that defeat.