Army report says Government delay put the Black Watch at ris

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by stoatman, Dec 19, 2004.

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  2. Shades of TELIC I anybody?

    The obsession of this Government with presentation was undoubtedly to blame to a degree for the kerfuffle surrounding the Black Watch BG`s deployment north.

    However it pailed into insignificance when compared with the bleating from certain politicians (including some who should have known better like `Who ate all the Souffles` Soames) who seeked to make political capital out of what was a military decision. I doubt if the Black Watch deployment even made the classified ads in USA Today, so I don`t think we can cite it as a major cause for Dubya`s re election. We are in Iraq as a theatre, like it or not; in WWII we were chopping whole Corps and Armies between British and US Command.

    That is what I believe allies do in war.