Friday, October 13, 2006

Reuters: UK Army Chief urges withdrawal from Iraq

Army chief urges pullout: "Britain's army chief said his troops should be withdrawn from
Iraq soon as their presence was making security worse, in bluntly worded comments seized upon by opponents of the U.S.-led invasion three years ago.

Chief of the General Staff Richard Dannatt told the Daily Mail newspaper that post-war planning for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was 'poor' and the presence of troops there was hurting British security globally.

The remarks, extraordinary from such a senior serving officer, could have political fallout on both sides of the Atlantic. "


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