I am a neutral in this debate but just heard on the news that this announcement sounded like a bit of spin. While the prime Minister announced that 1000 troops would be home by Christmas was a re-announcement. the break down goes something like this; Original announcement a few months ago 500 troops coming home When the Army left Basra for the airport there were surplus troops at the airport so todays announcement meant that a further 500 could be sent home hence a total of 1000. Of that 1000 a little over 270 have already come home. So in conclusion only about 700 or so more will come home by Christmas. Interesting. J.B.
Maybe JB was just being cautious, as opposed to what u might be accusing him of, i.e. un-interested/not bothered. We are all deeply concerned about the deaths which unfortunately happen, & we all want to get our chaps back soonest. For the gvmt to use it as a 'spin' tool however is outrageous.
On the contrary, I am very concerned about the troops no matter if they are British, American, or where ever they come from.
Let me say, that by my being neutral in this discussion is that often this type of discussion becomes political, and when I was in the military I learned very early on not to talk about Sex, Religion, and Politics. I was just trying to avoid any angry comments on the subject.
If I offended anyone I can truly say that I didn't set out to that. J.B.