Thousand British Army Boys Set To Bid Basra Bye-Bye ...
UK troops in Basra cut by 1,000
Brown in Iraq
UK troops in Basra are to be cut by 1,000 by the end of the year, Gordon Brown has said on a visit to Iraq.
Mr Brown also confirmed Basra province could be handed over to full Iraqi control within the next two months.
And it's about bloody time too, Mister Brown.
Mr Brown has prepared for many weeks to announce that British troops will finally be able to hand over the last of four provinces to Iraqi forces to control.Yeah, we know. We heard.
But you craftily chose your moment well didn't you, Gordon?
What with all the rumours & all that you're set to announce a date for a (sort of), surprise early General Election -- very
Bringing our boys back home, eh? A great vote getter, eh? Good old Gordo, eh? Mr nice guy, eh? A better true Brit than Blair, by about a billion miles, eh?
We have to say though that we can't help but wonder how many of our lads who have been killed or crippled lately, might not have been, had you done the (sensible and honourable), deed a damned sight sooner.
Food for thought, eh?
But better late than never, we suppose.
Read the rest of the BBC's relevant report right here.