Britain has experienced much of what the United States is going through.
Prince Andrew is saying,
If you are looking at colonialism, if you are looking at operations on an international scale, if you are looking at understanding each other’s culture, understanding how to operate in a military insurgency campaign – we have been through them all.
We’ve won some, lost some, drawn some. The fact is there is quite a lot of experience over here which is valid and should be listened to.
Post-invasion chaos in Iraq could have been avoided if President George W. Bush’s administration had listened more….
In a rare Buckingham Palace interview, the prince described the United States as Britain’s No. 1 ally but conceded that relations were in a trough.
“There are, he added, “occasions when people in the U.K. would wish that those in responsible positions in the U.S. might listen and learn from our experiences.”