British troops have been sent back into Basra just months after control of the southern city was placed in the hands of the Iraqis, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
British troops go back into Basra – Telegraph
President Bush called OMI’s valiant decision to rid the southern port city of (rival) militias a “defining moment”. I guess by “defining moment” he meant “this is the moment that the Iraqi army will fight to a stalemate, despite arial support from US and British forces, sue for peace, and then send the British back in.”
The UK forces previously withdrew to the Basra Airport last September. I’m sure our British friends were thinking ‘we were so close!’