Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Troops out of Shannon

Come November the US military will no longer be using Shannon Airport for the large numbers of troop transfers that have been helping make Shannon a viable economic entity. In last week's editorial about the prisoner transfer bungle he Limerick Leader says that the Irish government has gone too far appeasing the "anti-American brigade" and not combated the anti-war propaganda with any conviction.

It would be nice to find out if this 'appeasement' played any part in the decision to shift the military traffic to Leipzig. I doubt the decision to shift the operation to Leipzig is in any way related to the anti-war protestors' actions, but it is possible that the Irish government's 'appeasement' of the anti-war camp may well have played a part.