Blair Destroying British Army

From Holden:

Blair and Bush have so much in common.

Nearly 16,000 troops have quit Britain’s reserve army since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, a newspaper reported.

The Daily Telegraph report, which was based on a Freedom of Information Act request, said there was a feeling that dangerous operations in Iraq and other places played a role in making soldiers decide to leave the Territorial Army.

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The figures obtained by the Scottish National Party show that between October 2003 and October 2005, the Territorial Army lost 15,670 soldiers who have been replaced by 13,570 new recruits, a shortfall of 2,100.

The figures show that a disproportionate number of officers have left, with 1,280 resigning their commissions, it said.