Head Of British Army Wants Troops Out Of Iraq

Sir Richard Dannatt

“We are in a Muslim country and Muslims’ views of foreigners in their country are quite clear.

“As a foreigner, you can be welcomed by being invited in a country, but we weren’t invited certainly by those in Iraq at the time.”

He added: “Whatever consent we may have had in the first place, may have turned to tolerance and has largely turned to intolerance.”

“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.”
(Source: BBC News)

Who said the above? A “bleeding-heart liberal,” which is neocon speak for anyone who doesn’t share their neo-Nazi agenda? A hippy? Filthy, unwashed anarcho-veggie peacenik?

Nope.

The above opinion is that of Sir Richard Dannatt, the current head of the British Army.

Every time someone on the left calls for our forces to be withdrawn from Iraq, they’re derided by the Blairite junta as being unrealistic and unfamiliar with the realities of military occupations. Naive dreamers, that’s how we’re portrayed.

Does that also apply to the head of the British Army? Is he unaware of the military realities?

I can’t wait to see how the Blair government rubbishes Dannatt’s attack tomorrow, much as Bush rubbished the the death count of his mass-murder.

How will they spin this? They can’t, after all, call Dannatt an embittered old general like they have previous military critics – he’s the serving head.

Perhaps they’ll say he’s clinically insane. Or smells. Or perhaps they’ll point at a dog on a skateboard, that’s generally enough to distract the British mass media nowadays.

Every day, the news from Iraq is more and more conclusively damning of Bush and Blair’s illegal invasion. And everyday, the warmongers who ordered the slaughter bend into ever more ridiculous shapes, trying to convince us that black is white. What will they make of the following:

BBC political editor Nick Robinson described Sir Richard’s remarks as “quite extraordinary”.

He said the new head of British army was “effectively saying we are making the situation worse in Iraq and worse for ourselves around the world by being in Iraq”.

The comments “directly contradicted so much of what the government had said”, our correspondent added.
(Source: BBC News)

Spin that, you murderers.