They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Basra: Terror,Troops,Toys, Hospitals, Hizbollah, Iran

This Basra Story Has Got it All!

telegraph: Police infiltrators hold Basra in grip of terror

The convoy of Warrior armoured vehicles jolted along the rutted street. Inside the furnace-like interior of the rear vehicle four sweating soldiers from the Staffordshire regiment cursed the stench of sewage that filled the air.

Their mission was simple if lowly: visit a police station and deliver a consignment of toys to a nearby hospital. Two months ago the security would have been unnecessary. Then British officers frequently drove around Basra in lone, unarmoured Land Rovers. Read more

db: The Telegraph's bold search for the truth - in order to avoid it - continues. They are out in front when it comes to serving the interests of the MoD over the interests of the British public. Read the previous db post for a more challenging experience.