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, August 21, 2007

Iraq: Bedfordshire police are on their own

Iraqi police in Basra are continuing to engage in sectarian violence in the city, Britain's chief police adviser in Iraq has warned.

Bedfordshire Police assistant chief constable Mike Colbourne said that many officers owed their allegiance to the city's Shia militias and were involved in crimes ranging from kidnap to murder.

However, he insisted that the situation was improving and he promised that British forces would not withdraw until the Iraqis were ready to take on responsibility for security themselves. Link

db: A copper talking shite. You'd never have believed it.