Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, October 13, 2006

Revolt of Her Majesty's General Staff

British General Sir Richard Dannett, Colonel Commandant of The King’s Division, The Royal Military Police and Army Air Corps, President of the Army Rifle Association and the Soldier’s and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association, Vice President of The Officers Christian Union, Commander-in-Chief Land Command, Chief of the General Staff and a buncha medals and decorations says OUT OF IRAQ NOW!.

Big debate at "Have Your Say", the boards at BBC News website, where the Cheetoh Boys, i.e. US freepers, are chewing the British out. Of course, British reader comment is 95% pro General Dannatt and they're taking no guff from the wingers.

What's most amusing is Tony Blair's attempt to throw the military a bone: "Look chaps, no income tax!" But it's not about the money, is it?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're quite wrong - he did not say 'out now' - but 'the job is near done - so out soon'.
Eg he said: " In places like Basra, the presence of British troops is still absolutely necessary".
Tony Blair later is reported by the BBC to have agreed with evry word Dannant said (

A UK reader

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and Nick Robertson of BBC News is much amused that Mr. Blair agrees.

10:33 PM  

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