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From which one can’t recover

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After the first civilian deaths of “Operation Togetherness” (aka Moshtarak) in Afghanistan, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup said:

Our aim is to protect the population. You don’t protect them by killing them. So of course it was a serious setback. It was a matter of grave concern to all of us and I think General McChrystal has expressed that concern very forthrightly and he has been apologising to the locals that are involved. But it’s not a setback from which one can’t recover.

Unless, I suppose, one is one of those people who were blown up?

One comment
  1. 1  Alex Higgins  February 17, 2010, 2:24 pm 

    Sir Jock Stirrup…

    You have got to be kidding.

    I think allowing someone to have an ironic name like that should be a breach of military discipline.

    And I’m a lousy snooker player called Alex Higgins.

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