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Issue No. 2061

'We now have almost no capability to react to the unexpected... I am very concerned about the longer term implications of the impact of this level of operations on our people, equipment and future operational capability.'
General Sir Richard Dannatt, head of the British army, in a secret memo revealing the impact of Iraq and Afghanistan on the British military

'This is a direct result of the decision to go into Afghanistan on the assumption that Iraq would diminish simultaneously. We are now reaping the reward of that assumption.'
A senior British army officer reacting to General Dannatt's memo

'No politician will end this war. We should all just refuse to fight in this shit.'
US soldier in Baghdad

'I know it's about oil. My guys know it's about oil. Ain't no illusions about this shit, man'
US soldier in Baghdad

'There are two kinds of people in Iraq – those who are with the occupation and those who are against it'
Statement from the Iraqi resistance

'I believe we are still winning the war. The campaign is going our way.'
British army General David Richards


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Who Says?
Tue 24 Jul 2007, 18:14 BST
Issue No. 2061
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