Friday, 1 May 2009

Comedy interlude.

Sometimes, you simply don't have to add anything to the bilge the Sun bangs out. Today's leader column on the end of operations in Basra is one such example. Enjoy:

BRITAIN is leaving Iraq with its head held high.

Our 4,100 remaining troops ended combat operations in Basra yesterday six years after helping oust Saddam Hussein.

The moving ceremony handing over our duties to America captured the pride and pain of the long campaign.

History will judge that this has been a glorious chapter in our military history.

We went to war for the right reason: to free an enslaved people from a tyrant who threatened world peace.

We fought that war with courage and honour.

We leave Iraq a better place.

The Lions of Basra endured hell to do their duty in an operation that lasted longer than WW2.

More than 100,000 Servicemen and women served in the furnace of Southern Iraq.

In all, 179 of our troops laid down their lives. Their names will be remembered for ever with all the gratitude and pride we feel for the fallen of previous conflicts.

And now, the troops can start coming home.

Mission accomplished, lads and lasses. Well done. And thank you.


Rayyan said...

The words do speak for themselves:

"head held high"

"helping oust Saddam Hussein"



"we went to war for the right reason"

"to free an enslaved people"

"courage and honour"

"we leave Iraq a better place"

"Lions of Basra"

"gratitude and pride"

"Mission accomplished"


Selma said...

aye its Orwellian right enuf. :s

Anonymous said...

Outrageous bollocks at every turn. It is not even credible as propaganda as it seems utterly removed from the realt world.

I really hope that the people reading this believe it as much as the people writing it did.

Mildly Interesting said...

A party political broadcast for Labour and the Tories! That's a new one.