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 Post subject: Bumps in Basra
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:25 am 
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SIR – Your report Why we failed in Iraq, by Army chief” (June 24) gives the misleading impression that I think we failed in our mission there. I do not, writes General Sir Richard Dannatt.

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 Post subject: Re: Bumps in Basra
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:47 am 
He would say something like that, wouldn't he? What else could a politician in uniform say?


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 Post subject: Re: Bumps in Basra
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:28 am 
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Odins Raven wrote:
He would say something like that, wouldn't he? What else could a politician in uniform say?


Most sensible politicians ... if there is such a breed ... try to sound plausible. Looks as if Dannatt has been taking lessons from Mr Brown. I have the full speech now, and will fisk it later today ... his current claim is not consistent with what he said at Rusi.

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