This may be a question that has been asked before but i shall ask it again to get a new and current feeling from you all. Why are the troops still in the middle east fighting? The answer is OIL so why is the price of petrol so high as the war was supposedly over some time ago ?(May 2003) How many more troops have to Die before the government pulls the plug? One thing i will say is that it goes to show how an under strength, under paid and overstretched British Army can do such an Outstanding job. Until this and/or the next bunch of wasters stops sucking up to the US, i hope you all have a safe tour of duty. All the very best.