The anti-terrorist coalition is splitting. Great Britain is not happy with its role as a participant with no will and no influence, a role that has been prepared by the United States. Britain can not tolerate the humiliation. Tony Blair, who has always been supportive towards the American president, gave a rather pessimistic estimation of the efficiency of Afghanistan’s bombing.
The British prime minister arrived in Washington in to discuss the military strategy in Afghanistan with George Bush. First and foremost, both leaders claimed that they were sure of the victory over terrorism, no matter how much time the struggle will take. At the same time, Britain has a lot of questions for its ally. In particular, the announced participation of the British commandos in the land operation has been delayed for an indefinite period of time. This can not but cause concern for the Pentagon, but as their chief Donald Rumsfeld said, “the terrorists challenged America and America is ready to answer it, like it or not.” Rumsfeld was even more precise about Britain: “England executes only representative functions, the goal of which is to give more significance to the coalition.”
Here you go. No comments. We wonder how Britain is going to react to such a statement.
Dmitry Litvinovich PRAVDA.Ru