Please Remember that the British Government is not the British Soldier
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2009 14:35
31 March 2009
I am very proud of the British units I was in combat with in Iraq: 2 Rifles, 4 Rifles, Queen's Royal Lancers, Duke of Lancasters, 2 Para (Afghanistan).
This writer would return to combat with any of these units at the drop of a hat. Big politics is one thing, but these soldiers are something that the United Kingdom should be proud of. As an American, I am proud to know them. I'll prove my point by contacting the British Army right now to request they take me back with them in combat. We should never mix big politics with the warriors, British or American. Though it's true that the British government made some nasty mistakes, you will never hear me mumble a foul word about these soldiers.
Our departure from Iraq ends a dismal period in our military history.