With all the commitment to withdrawal of a Catholic priest or a boomerang, one trooper said this was not goodbye merely au revoir. Thus, the union flag was lowered at Camp Bastion and ceremoniously packed away, until it is required to be raised again at Camp Bastion by the next US President.
One field commander gave a moving speech: ‘Today we are proud to announce another successful military campaign in Asia, like…um…like…er…you know…the other one, with spears. I can confidently say, mission accomplished…if by mission, you mean mess. We have well and truly messed up this region. A mess that future generations will work hard to resolve, until we invade again’.