Basra troops 'on another planet' BBC have done a piece on life behind the wire in Basra. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6066584.stm QUOTE: And many find satisfaction in what they call "proper soldiering". "Who", asked one officer, "would want to go to Bosnia when you could come to Iraq?". He himself was eager to get to Afghanistan. Some soldiers will speak of "enjoying" their time in Iraq without the slightest suspicion of irony. UNQUOTE It goes onto make the point that US troops have the support of the wider US population, whereas the UK seems to forget that they're there. So, what were the highlights of TELIC for you?