different approach to war, UK & US

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Steven, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. Steven

    Steven Active Member

    At the outbreak of the current war in Iraq, the commanders of
    two armies from the invading nations spoke to their troops
    about the imminent battle. The approach taken was markedly

    The British speech (Lt. Col. Tim Collins)

    "If you are ferocious in battle, remember to be magnanimous
    in victory. We go to liberate, not to conquer. We are
    entering Iraq to free a people, and the only flag that will
    be flown in that ancient land is their own. Don't treat them
    as refugees, for they are in their own country. If there are
    casualties of war, then remember, when they woke up and got
    dressed in the morning they did not plan to die this day.
    Allow them dignity in death. Bury them properly and mark
    their graves. You will be shunned unless your conduct is of
    the highest, for your deeds will follow you down history.
    Iraq is steeped in history. It is the site of the Garden of
    Eden, of the Great Flood and the birth of Abraham. Tread
    lightly there."

    The US speech (Vice Admiral Timothy Keating)

    "When the president says 'Go', look out - it's hammer time"
    (followed by We Will Rock You at high volume)
  2. JimmyZ

    JimmyZ Guest


    sums up america perfectly

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