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Ireland BS: Counter demonstrations to support troops (136* d) RE: BS: Counter demonstrations to support troops 20 Mar 03

Sorry Beccy, not wishing to irritate you, Don has a very valid point,which illustrates the duplicity of standards within governments attitudes towards the very people they send to war.

I hope Joe does not give out to me, I have copied part of LtCol Tim Collins addressing the Royal Irish Regiment, on the eve of battle yesterday.
We go to war not to conquer. We are entering Iraq to free a people.
Show them respect.
If you are ferocious in battle, remember to be magnanimous in victory.

In his address to the troops, Lt Col Collins cautioned against actions which would bring the RIR into disrespect, not once did he advocate the indiscriminate action that Lupus has referred to.

I ask for all to give their military the support and understanding they need, you may not agree with them and what they do, but to be an effective force they have to obey their orders. I ask the you understand this and respect the people see this as their duty.

I must admit I do find the posturing of some US top brass, some person going on about hammer time, does not make for good public relations.

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