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

Thursday, September 22, 2005

'Salvador option' for Iraq?

db: There is no shortage of claims - particularly on the web - that the UK and US are running a 'Salvador' style operation in Iraq. The British Army's behavior in Basra has fed these claims - which are not as wild as one might think given the ignoble history of other US/UK interventions. In February of this year we posted an item on db - not from a patently anti-war or anti-US website - but from the BBC's 'Our own correspondent' - we added some photographs from John Hoagland. We gave it a new title [due to the influence in Iraq of the former US ambassador to Honduras who later became their man in Baghdad June 23, 2004]. It's worth a read.

'Salvador option' for Iraq Mr Negroponte?