Thursday, October 12, 2006

Head of British Army: Our presence in Iraq...

....Is causing more problems than it solves (entirely paraphrasing based on a short comment I spotted on Sky News a few minutes ago).

Apparently his comments are an interview in a paper tomorrow so we'll obviously be able to pour over the finer points of his remarks then.

Iraq is a mess, even Bill O'Reilly said so on Cavuto this evening (yes, I was astonished to hear HIM say that).

The government keep claiming they listen to their commanders.

Maybe its time to simply pull out and let the inevitable happen, the country stabalise and find its own way.

[UPDATED 22:36 12/10/06]

Some key comments made by General Sir Richard Dannatt:

The presence of UK armed forces in Iraq "exacerbates the security problems".

"The British should "get out some time soon".

"Let's face it, the military campaign we fought in 2003, effectively kicked the door in."

[Any initial tolerance] "has largely turned to intolerance. That is a fact."


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