Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

No-win situation

Everybody's talking 'bout it. Seems even the military experts that were full of praise for the operation are now having serious doubts and questioning the Iraq War.

One of Britain's most experienced former Army chiefs has issued a stark warning over Iraq.

Retired General Sir Rupert Smith claims the battle against insurgents can never be won.

He says military tactics are out-dated and do not address the root causes of terrorism.

General Smith, who led troops in Northern Ireland and the Balkans, is releasing a book on the subject this week.

It challenges many assumptions of textbook military thinking.

Most radically, he warns that the fighting which flared up against British troops so dramatically in Basra last week reflects a war that cannot be won.

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