We're back at war in Iraq, says general
Gen Sir Mike Jackson, the head of the Army, has admitted that British troops in Iraq are "back at war". He is the first authoritative figure to concede that war is still being waged in Iraq, 16 months after President George W Bush declared that combat operations were over.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the Chief of the General Staff said that August had been a difficult month for soldiers serving in southern Iraq.
"Soldiers are now fighting a counter-insurgency war," said Sir Mike. "August was a very busy month and British soldiers were involved in war fighting."
Sunday, September 19
Guess what, Mr. Bush? We're still at war. Major combat operations, guns, things blowing up - the whole thing. Yup. It's a war.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 6:53 PM