Camp Bucca closing and out go the inmates, most of whom should never have been arrested in the first place. Yup, they’re going to be cross and some hardcore guys will cause trouble. The US started wrong and they’re finishing wrong. Lessons for Afghanistan? Send in the clowns. Talking of which, tourists are back in Iraq.
Seriously, what is the lesson here? There are many others wrongly detained by the Iraqis themselves. This is now an Iraqi problem…time to go! The spooks are packing for Kabul, Kandahar and Jallalabad, where they will make another nice mess, Stanley! The lesson is, spooks gather intelligence, but don’t put them in charge of a policing job. Refocus the US Army away from fighting war to police support…hmmm, no, I cant see it either. Police primacy? The UK had problems with that too. So many lessons to be learnt from Northern Ireland and so many mistakes being forgotten.