Man Without Qualities

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Ireland To Iraq

The Washington Times reports:

Coalition commanders have put together battle plans for Baghdad that they say draw heavily on the unorthodox but "very impressive" tactics adopted by British forces seeking the collapse of resistance in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city. ... Basra has not yet fallen, with the British appearing to play a cat-and-mouse game with the enemy forces. The British, with extensive experience handling the Northern Ireland problem, have proved adept at dealing with the Iraqi paramilitary forces, who at times have surprised U.S. forces elsewhere by behaving as terrorists rather than soldiers, he said.

Yes, I would suppose that those who have cut their teeth with the Irish ....

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