UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown congratulated British troops in Iraq yesterday saying:
“Happy Christmas – war is over.”
Brown announced that British forces will hand over the last remaining province under their control to Iraqi forces within the next two weeks.
Since September attacks in Basra have fallen by 90 per cent.
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To make sure that this good news would not dominate the headlines, the mainstream media decided to re-run a brutal story from last Tuesday about 40 women killed and their bodies dumped in the streets of Basra.
After all, you just can’t let too much good news from Iraq dominate the headlines.
By the way… The MNF-Iraq press desk has no reports on the mutilated women in Basra.