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UK army chief calls for Iraq withdrawal
guardian ^ | October 12, 2006

Posted on 10/12/2006 5:00:42 PM PDT by bnelson44

The head of the British army tonight called for troops to be withdrawn from Iraq "soon".

General Sir Richard Dannatt told the Daily Mail that Britain's presence in the country was "exacerbating" security problems.

"I don't say that the difficulties we are experiencing round the world are caused by our presence in Iraq but undoubtedly our presence in Iraq exacerbates them," he said.

Gen Dannatt, who became chief of the general staff in August, said we should "get ourselves out sometime soon because our presence exacerbates the security problems".

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: uk

1 posted on 10/12/2006 5:00:42 PM PDT by bnelson44
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Don't go wobbly on us!


3 posted on 10/12/2006 5:07:35 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: bnelson44
If this is what he really said, and not the media twisting things, this is not good.
4 posted on 10/12/2006 5:07:49 PM PDT by KoRn
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If he said this he should be fired. Generals are supposed to take orders not set policy.


5 posted on 10/12/2006 5:11:13 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: KoRn

They have so many Muzzies in Britain I suspect that's the security problem to which the good General is referring - concerned about IMO. I'm interested in what PM Blair will have to say.


6 posted on 10/12/2006 5:12:51 PM PDT by toddst
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To: bnelson44

I guess the Brits are capitulating to our Mutual Enemy,am I the only one left who has no doubt whatsoever that we are doing the RIGHT Thing fighting this Enemy NOW!Why are they fighting so hard if it doesn`t mean anyting?


7 posted on 10/12/2006 5:14:36 PM PDT by chrismich2610 (murha to run with hugo chavez)
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And they wanted us to put one of their generals in command of our Army in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yeah...right.


8 posted on 10/12/2006 5:16:27 PM PDT by familyop
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To: bnelson44

General Twit has it wrong; it is our existence that exacerbates the security problem...The ROP will not tolerate infidels.


9 posted on 10/12/2006 5:21:15 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Diplomacy doesn't work when seagulls rain on your parade. A shotgun and umbrella does.)
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To: bnelson44

He wants to take the war home. Either they'll need a police state to hold their multicult society together or they'll start some serious deporting.


10 posted on 10/12/2006 5:26:15 PM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: bnelson44

OK,
Now to see how we do it, go here:

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2006/10/army_strong.html


Click on the arrow in the middle of the box.


11 posted on 10/12/2006 5:28:24 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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The quotes may not be accurate: the Guardian is a far left rag that often slants, and sometimes fabricates, the news to fit its agenda.
If the quotes ARE accurate it is troubling. Means the military in the UK have lost the stomach for the fight and are jumping into politics in order to extricate themselves. Not that we really need them: militarily, their numbers are insignificant and they are deployed in quieter areas of the country. But politically, their cutting and running would be unfortunate. It would give aid and comfort to the surrender lobby here. It would encourage the beheaders who would see the momentum going their way.
12 posted on 10/12/2006 5:37:52 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: GOP_1900AD
Don't go wobbly on us.

Maggie must be horrified.

13 posted on 10/12/2006 5:41:19 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: bnelson44
Image hosted by Photobucket.com what ever you say there monty...
14 posted on 10/12/2006 5:57:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Godwin1

British troop withdrawal, if necessary, could be portrayed as defending against the radical muzzies at home, and carrying the WOT onto another battlefield. That's the way I read his remarks. GB is hip deep in ROP, and they could inflict serious damage in a major uprising.

Not that they would ever dream of violent uprising....


15 posted on 10/12/2006 6:01:24 PM PDT by DragonMarine (Capitalism works, but it has to be paid for. (From the halls of Montezuma...)
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To: Churchillspirit

Indeed. Great handle by the way!


16 posted on 10/13/2006 6:39:47 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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