Monday, April 12, 2004
Lawlessness and Gangs
AM - British forces concerned by American tactics:
JOHN SHOVELAN: British officers are reported as highly critical of the way the US military has put down resistance.
A senior British officer in southern Iraq is quoted saying: "My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans' use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they're facing. They're not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are."
He went on: "The US troops view things in very simplistic terms. As far as they are concerned, Iraq is bandit country and everybody is out to kill them".
Yes, I'm back, and blogging like there's no tomorrow. One of the most ludicrous (but strangely satisfying) movies ever made, "Air Force One", is on tonight. Hope to get some knitting done.
I particularly like Glenn Close's portrayal of Dick Cheney, however.
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