THE LIBERATION OF IRAQ

THE BRITS HAVE TRIED TO LIBERATE IRAQ ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, BEFORE THEY USED TO DO IT ON THEIR OWN, NOWADAYS THEY PLAY SECOND FIDDLE TO THE US.
I IMAGINE THAT AS LONG AS THEIR IS OIL UNDER THE GROUND IN IRAQ THEY WILL KEEP ON LIBERATING IT.
clipped from www.independent.co.uk

I remember going to the famous Basra air base to ask how a poor Iraqi boy, a hotel receptionist called Bahr Moussa, had died. He was kicked to death in British military custody. His father was an Iraqi policeman. I talked to him in the company of a young Muslim woman. The British public relations man at the airport was laughing. “I don’t believe this,” my Muslim companion said. “He doesn’t care.” She did. So did I. I had reported from Northern Ireland. I had heard this laughter before. Which is why yesterday’s departure should have been called the Day of Bahr Moussa. Yesterday, his country was set free from his murderer. At last.

Brigadier Tom Beckett (right) hands over to Colonel Henry A Kievenaar III at Basra Airbase yesterday

Robert Fisk: A historic day for Iraq – but not in the way the British want to believe

One hundred and seventy-nine dead soldiers. For what? 179,000 dead Iraqis? Or is the real figure closer to a million? We don’t know. And we don’t care. We never cared about the Iraqis. That’s why we don’t know the figure. That’s why we left Basra yesterday.

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