As the UK kiddies of the Bush-Blair colonial wars in Iraq came to realize that they were sold down the Thames to the Tigris-Euphrates by a British PM who had become infatuated with a Texan Cowboy, this Light Brigade ran from Iran and Iraq for the hills of Dover. The run-away complex from southern Iraq became known as the Basra Desertion Syndrome or BDS.
Wartime psychological disorders have been known to increase in severity over the long haul of history. Witness as War College and Pothead Professor George Carlin has demonstrated the downward spiral from battle fatigue to shell shock to post traumatic shock disorder. But now experts believe that they have proven that contagion may be at work in war time aberrations.
As British troops have run away from the Bush-Blair disaster in Iraq by abandoning Basra despite the totally insecure nature of the region, the Iraqi army that sought to take the retreating British troops places seemed to come down with the same BDS. One thousand Iraqi army soldiers deserted the battle for Basra according to NY Times sources. Out of the valley of Death ran the one thousand! Upon the heels of the British Light Brigade!