"The head of the British Army has said the presence of UK armed forces in Iraq "exacerbates the security problems".
What do you reckon this makes any difference?
Me, I think the arrogant sods are so far in it that all they can do is drown now. Any attempt to extricate themselves will just look like an admission of error and that's not on.
Of course, complicating things is the report in The New York Sun of all places that the commission headed by James Baker to look into US options vis a vis the Iraqi quagmire is not going to be recommending anything Georgie is going to like.
"A commission formed to assess the Iraq war and recommend a new course has ruled out the prospect of victory for America, according to draft policy options shared with The New York Sun by commission officials.
Currently, the 10-member commission — headed by a secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, James Baker — is considering two option papers, "Stability First" and "Redeploy and Contain," both of which rule out any prospect of making Iraq a stable democracy in the near term."
Good news for the Bush and Blair dog and pony show all round today.