Thursday 1 March 2007

When's a withdrawal not a withdrawal?

That'll be when it's a redeployment. It seems from news reports that while UK troops are being withdrawn from Iraq (as mentioned below) and Bosnia, there are some 1,400 troops being sent to Afghanistan.

Margaret Beckett has been quick to deny that the events aren't linked, but if you've only got a certain number of troops then
surely the troops who are coming home will eventually find themselves in Afghanistan? One to watch, I think.