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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I've always considered the British to be strong allies, since WWI anyway, but if the British wish to leave Iraq, then let them leave.
It's always nice to have friends to back you up, but sometimes you just have to go it alone.
C'est la vie.
French is an appropriate language in this context, don't you think?
From the article
Sir Richard told the newspaper: "We are in a Muslim country and Muslims' views of foreigners in their country are quite clear.
Britain's army chief, who set off a political storm by calling for troops to be withdrawn from Iraq "soon," said Friday he meant a phased withdrawal over two or three years, and denied that he was attacking government policy.
On Friday morning, he insisted Britain stood "shoulder to shoulder with the Americans, and their timing and our timing are one and the same."
"We'll probably reduce our soldiers over the course of the next year or two or three let's wait and see. That's what I mean by sometime soon," Dannatt said in an interview with Sky News.
"We don't do surrender. We don't pull down white flags. We're going to see this through," Dannatt said in an interview with British Broadcasting Corp. radio.
Originally posted by yanchek
Why should British forces be in Iraq when they have 100k Colonials to serve and protect Her Majesty's interests.
It's likely to be a career limiting decision to speak out though