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

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

It's Bottoms Up for Basra

bucksfreepress: The Marlow brewery helped bring a smile to the faces of British troops in Iraq after shipping out beer for the Battle of Britain celebrations.

The Rebellion beer company, based in Marlow Bottom, donated 72 pints to the official Battle of Britain celebrations at Basra Air Station to commemorate the efforts of soldiers in the Second World War.

The gathering on Thursday, September 22, saw troops from the RAF, Navy and Army take part whilst enjoying the brewery's version of IPA (Indian Pale Ale) beer.

The brew was actually created at the turn of the 19th century for troops based in old colonial India.

Tim Coombes, co-owner of the brewery, said: "Funnily enough, we sent it to troops in Iraq so we think it should be called Iraq Pale Ale. Read more

db: IPA - the colonial masterbrew............. [72 pints isn't going to go very far]