How angry are you to be receiving the Septic white feather over Basra withdrawal? It's still low level noise atm but is likely to grow, particularly should grunts be sent south to plug the gap. There's always been a strong strain of anti-Americanism in Britain, particularly in the UK armed forces with their experience of urban warfare/hearts and minds. Lots of private head-shaking occurs whenever a National Guardsman Yeeeehaaa! - bombs a wedding party. If the Yanks hand out too many white feathers I suspect there could be a strong, and possibly ugly, reaction. Are you able to rate your degree of pissed-offness?