Early days but what progress?

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  1. Is it just me or are there others who doubt if he is the best man for the job?
    The average Iraqi is far more devious than the man on top of the Ballymurphy Bus or or the Omagh charabanc.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4497128.stm
    The UK is sending a former NI policing chief to Basra in southern Iraq to carry out a review of policing there.
    The BBC has learned Sir Ronnie Flanagan is going to Iraq because of growing concerns about the infiltration of the country's police force by insurgents.
    Sir Ronnie is the former chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, formerly the RUC.
    He told the BBC it was clear "a lot still has to be done" to improve policing in Iraq.
    "In the four provinces for which we are responsible a lot of progress has been made, but a lot still has to be done," he said.
    "I think there's a recognition that probably in standing up and training the Iraqi army, more progress has been made in that area.
    "We're probably almost a year behind in terms of progress with policing.
    "And I think what needs to be done now is that a total concentrated effort needs to be made by all the Coalition forces to ensure that concentration upon policing is provided".
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Flanagan
    Sir Ronnie Flanagan OBE (born November 4, 1996) was the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland since its creation in 2001 to 2002, and had been Chief Constable of its predecessor, the Royal Ulster Constabulary, since 1996. He joined the RUC in 1970. He quit in 2002, amid criticism over the handling of the Omagh bombing, and was replaced by Hugh Orde. Since then he has served in Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and has reviewed police arrangements in British-occupied Iraq.
    References
    · http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/1704256.stm
    · http://www.serve.com/pfc/policing/ronnie.htm
    · http://politics.guardian.co.uk/northernirelandassembly/story/0,9061,1663262,00.html
    · http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/1636396.stm
     
  2. That wikpedia thing says that he was born in 1996. Do they think that an 9 year old is the right man for the job?
     
  3. Having served with Sir Ronnie he is well qualified to do the job and any other job involving policing. He will get the job done!
     
  4. At least a 9 year old would have a decent excuse for it all going
    so badly wrong.....
     
  5. Come on chaps - give the bloke a chance at least!

    I'm with Jock - he certainly came across to the lowly rank and file very well - that's me by the way.

    Who else do you suggest - Ian Blair when he retires? John Stevens? :D