The following is the content so far from an MSN conversation that I am currently involved in. I will update this thread shortly with more information. In the meantime, if any lurking journalist wants to get their arrse into Basrah, I will arrange a meeting with the victim's family, and this country can finally see just how effective its policy of delay is costing lives. Couple of points: 1. This is not a wah. 2. The guy in Basrah is one of the translators who appeared in the media during the first week of November. 3. The guy in Basrah's references from currently serving British Army Officers are verified and his situation know to other members of this site, who know him personally. 4. This is a stark example of HMG's 12 month qualification period failing with fatal results. 5. The UK Government has been warned that exactly this scenario would happen, if it's extraction and evacuation of those at critical risk was not swiftly carried out. 6. I hold the Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the current Foreign Secretary directly responsible for the death of this former British Government employee. My question is: How many more of these people need to die needlessly and at what point will the UK Government do the right thing? To say I am seething is an understatement. What a sheer waste of a good man, who helped the British Army. Rest in peace.