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Originally posted by NeoSocialist
I know that UK troops have commited some stupid crimes in Iraq but on the whole they were winning the hearts and minds of the people. I think that US soldiers actions have destroyed any chance of there being a successful outcome to the occupation.
UK troops are definately more sensitive to the Iraqi people. US troops think they are just dirt.
I know this will upset a lot of you out there buts I think it's true - a lot of British soldiers have said the same thing
Originally posted by vor78
The reason why US troops seem to be involved in the overwhelming majority of these incidents should be obvious. The US has 120,000 troops in Iraq, compared to 7,000 for the British. With 17 times as many American troops in the region as compared to the British, one can reasonably assume that there will be 17 times as many 'friendly fire' incidents involving Americans as well.
Originally posted by st3ve_o
good we appreicated the supplys, but don't think you've not had it all back!!
we've paid for that in $cash£ of the past 60 years (infact the final payment was last year as far as i'm aware), plus we brits have supported you in 2 wars in the past 5 years.
the united states as had its fair share of donations though due to all the hurricanes you've had over the years, only difference is we don't ask for it back, america does nothing for people not even its own people (charged its own citzens fees recently for escorting them out of Lebanon )
ww1 'wrong' america never had any equpiment to send, as far as i'm aware the US soliders used your thier own guns and thats it (rip to all those great men who gave their lifes),
oh and btw if we would be speaking german you would be speaking japanese if it wasn't for us and due to your nations record in warefare *cough* vietnam, maybe even arab, (iraq), did you know as a nation america as never won a war by 'itself' thoughout its history