I just saw a doccie on UKHistory about the Boer War. Man did we kick the shit out of the then mighty Poms! I never realised it was such a big deal in Europe at the time though. The whole angle of the British back then was to get their hands on “our” gold & diamonds. Doesn’t that ring any bells (nudge nudge wink wink)?
As an Afrikaner, I’m proud of the way that we refused to give in to the English. In the same way I wonder how, in time, the world will see the Iraqis that refuse to bow to the Americans now. If you think about it they have nothing left, but they still keep on fighting. You have to admire their resolution, if not their means. I bet you even the Americans in time will admit that. After all the Confederates (Bush is known to support the Southern Cause) were in excactly the same position at Gettysburg in the American Civil War in 1863.
That is the thing about war. It is all so relative. I don’t think you can make the Iraqi soldiers into the “bad” guys. They’re just protecting what they think is theirs. Or am I totally wrong?