Much has been said recently about the phenomenon known as ‘Mission Creep’ in respect of this country’s involvement in Libya.
As far as I can see, it’s a clear case of here we go again. First Iraq, then Afganisan and now Libya. Frankly, all these things are sod all to do with us.
As far as Libya is concerned, the UN gave us a mandate to enforce a no fly zone to protect civilians from ethnic cleansing by Gaddafi.
Regime change was not an aim – oh, hang on, now we can’t see a solutuon without removing Gaddafi.
None of our troops will be involved on the ground – oh, hang on, we need the SAS to target spot for us and to train the rebels.
Any of this sound familiar? If you are American then it should – it was called Vietnam…