Suez: The Consequence of Failure Interesting article on the BBC this weekend: (yeah, I've been a little liberal in my thread titling) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6085264.stm Iraq and Afganistan right now are most often compared to Vietnam, but perhaps parallels with the Suez Crisis should also be recognised. Most especially that sometimes the Left can get it wrong through short-term-ism and over-reliance on Internationalism, and following through on ones stated goals (showing that you're capable of what you set-out to do) may indeed be a benefit to the region. Or rather, percieved failure in your goals can doom the region because of the moral boost to other similar regemes. It is also a testament to the risks of going to war for politics, that sometimes you are undermined at home long before you lose the war abroad and effective PR is just as important as - perhaps more so than - the quality of your troops. (Yeah, I know, no **** Sherlock). As I say, just thought it interesting and thought some of you guys may be interested but missed it. Reading about these alternate views of much-maligned politicians like Chamberlain and Eden often gives one a new perspective on history.