Friday, June 22, 2007

Trouble for the Brits in Basra?

The following report by Reuters puts the lie to British Prime Minister Tony Bair's pronouncments about progress in Iraq:

Britain is moving most civilian staff from its consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra to the airport because of safety concerns due to the threat of mortar attacks, the foreign office said on Monday.
This old news (2006) compliments Socratic Gadfly's post.


Originally posted on

Reuters Security developments in Iraq, Oct 30, 2006 LINK