'Just say no.' That was the Guardian's considered advice to the UK government over the redeployment of British Black Watch troops from Basra to central Iraq to take the place of Americans who have to go off and fight insurgents. Defence secretary Geoff Hoon confirmed yesterday that 500 troops and 350 support personnel will move to the US sector, freeing up US soldiers to (allegedly) launch a new offensive against Fallujah (1).
Originally posted by shorty
But did we go to liberate them? I think not. If that were the case then why did we leave it so long?
Originally posted by UK Wizard
The current coalition didn't go to liberate,
the UN force would have gone to liberate, due to the multiple countries that would have gone: UK, US, France, Germany, Canada etc.