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From 85 years ago: "[We] have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honour. [We] have been

From 85 years ago:

"[We] have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honour. [We] have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiqués are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows… Our unfortunate troops,... under hard conditions of climate and supply, are policing an immense area, paying dearly every day in lives for the willfully wrong policy of the civil administration in Baghdad."

Know who said that? Think David Lean films.

Swiped from Arianna's questions for Timmy.

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From 85 years ago:

"[We] have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honour. [We] have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiqués are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows… Our unfortunate troops,... under hard conditions of climate and supply, are policing an immense area, paying dearly every day in lives for the willfully wrong policy of the civil administration in Baghdad."

Know who said that? Think David Lean films.

Swiped from Arianna's questions for Timmy.

(Thanks Arthur Silber from Light of Reason, a new contributor to C&L)

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