Friday, December 8

Yes Mr President - we know it is bad

Yes, Mr President, we know it is bad - many have been saying so for a long time. Yes, we agree with you Mr Bush when you tell our prime minister, Tony Blair, that "we need a new approach". And yes, we entirely agree with General Sir Mike Jackson (now retired) that it would be "morally wrong" to pull out of Iraq at the moment.
We even agree with General Jackson when he accused the government in his speech of neglecting soldiers and of "asking too much" of the British Armed Forces. But what we also want to know is why it has been left until now? What have our professionals and analysts (and yours Mr Bush being doing all these years and, in particular, what was the professional head of the British Army doing in August 2003?

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