5 Star (armchair) General

It takes more than just the army to win
What I find so infuriating about the situation in Southern Iraq is that it was all so avoidable.
It is not like Britain lacks the troops to send in order to apply the needed force to Basra and its environs. What exactly are the 23,000 British soldiers defending Rheindahlen, Saxony and Westphalia from at the moment? It is extraordinary that the standard response to things getting rough militarily these days is not to reinforce but rather to cut back in-theatre thereby increasing the pressure of those troops left behind... hardly an approach calculated to bring success.

It takes more than just the army to win...It takes a bigger army! Send more troops! After all, it worked in Vietna...erm.