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Should British Troops Pull Out Of Iraq Now?  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 1824 times:

Now the UK forces suffer the 100th Iraq death. Do you think it's time we brought them home?

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 1818 times:

Cut and run? Leave the Americans in the lurch?

No. The rights and wrongs of going into Iraq are irrelevant now. British and American forces will leave together, as they went in. Anything else is an abrogation of our responsibilities.



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 1815 times:

Message posted September 29th, 1939:

Now the UK forces suffer the 100th death against Germany. Do you think it's time we brought them home?


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 1799 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 1):
The rights and wrongs of going into Iraq are irrelevant now. British and American forces will leave together, as they went in.

Very well said my friend!

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
UK forces suffer the 100th Iraq death

US forces suffer way over 2K.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months ago) and read 1787 times:

Nope, too late now. They do a good job and do it well. All these people wailing about the rights and wrongs, about the casualties and who did it - when you sign up to be a serviceman, you sign up to take the rough with the smooth.

It is really tragic we have had to suffer 100 casualties but the Iraqi's, the ordinary Iraqi's, have suffered a lot more than that. More than we ever will. And I mean before the 2 wars.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

No. 100 is just a number that comes after 99 and before 101. The 99th killed in action was as deeply regretable as the 1st killed. Sky News annoyed me milking this this magic 100 number tonight, so I switched off. Can't believe that they wheel all the relatives out to have a go at the UK government, although I didn't like what I heard about the soldier who had to give up his body armour because they didn't have any and got killed at a checkpoint.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19245 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

People join the military in order to fight for their country or protect something and to do whatever they are told to do to that end. Even if it was an illegal and unjust war, they still have a role to perform. It is possible that death would be involved in the execution of their roles. What is the problem? If they don't want the risk of death through war or an attack, why join the military? Seems rather two-faced, I think.


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13241 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

I'd not take too much from that admittedly tragic body armour case.
Except that this armour is NOT proof against a high velocity rifle round.
If just a pistol was used (most unlikely), fair enough.

It is not unknown for forces to go to war with imperfect equipment, in fact it is usual.
But only a fuss made when some are not in favour of the war, often from those who usually couldn't give a damn.


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