A view on Our Troops in Iraq

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by ging-gwar, Oct 26, 2004.

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  1. picked this up on David Hackworths site www.hackworth.com


    According to Hackworth we brits aint been tough enough, staying in our bases leaving the Insurgents to play thier games.

    one of the parting comments is 'And if the Brits, Poles and Italians would rather leave than take the initiative, the consensus is: let them pack their coolers, teapots and beach umbrellas and go home!'

    this is written by Americas most decorated living soldier.

    any thoughts?
  2. The terms dick and head come to mind. That's before I've even read the article, so not being judgemental.
  3. Proves that gongs don't equal smarts 8O

    If memory serves me Hack came back from Nam and became an anti-establishment mouth piece and moved to Oz in protest :? maybe why he didn't mention them in his diatribe
  4. The supposed conversations in Hackworth's article sound as if they only occurred in his own head. For example, this from a senior British officer:
    This Hackworth is still blamed by many on the other side of the Atlantic for causing the suicide of Admiral Boorda.

    Hackworth pursued Boorda over 'V' pins the admiral had on his medals. It turned out later that Hackworth had worn a Ranger tab and an 'extra' Distinguished Flying Cross - easy mistake to make - to which he was not entitled. :twisted:


    The question is, how much damage has this hypocrite done to the coalition at this pivotal point.
    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  5. Kel

    Kel Old-Salt

    Well they won't be needing the Black Watch then. In fact, stuff 'em, let them do it by themselves if they want, ungrateful b'stards.
  6. No surprise that the well-named Hackworth's article is full of errors and sloppy research.

    eg implying that the small Japanese contingent are more robust than the effete teadrinking Brits etc - I am sure the Japanese are fine people, but they are protected by the Dutch (funny they escape a mention) and are constitutionally forbidden from firing except in self-defence.

    There are enough people in UK defence circles who are well aware of the Admiral Boorda tragedy that hopefully Hackworth's latest unpleasant foolishness will not be taken too seriously here. It will be reported in Italy and Poland, however, and is not going to help support for the campaign in those countries.
  7. Kel

    Kel Old-Salt

    You can imagine how the Italian and Polish will take insults like these. How much do you reckon the Mafia will take for a contract on him, or will they just do it for free.
  8. Hackworth is in the tank for Kerry. He never misses a chance to a take a swipe at the administration.
  9. I think we are going to have to support Nader. :wink:
  10. Nader would be far worse.
  11. How's that he saved us from the Corvair :eek:
  12. No surprise there. Maybe he hopes Britain, the Italians and Polish will all pack it in before 2 Nov

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  14. Maybe the has-been has not heard of the PWRR.

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