Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Great piece in todays Guardian about the continued presence of British troops in Iraq. Leaving aside the question of whether or not we ever had a right to be there in the first place this piece makes it absolutely clear that we will have no right to remain there beyond the end of 2006. I must admit I had missed the news that we had been asked to leave last week by the new Prime Minister of Iraq. However, it is incomprehensible that Blair has decided to reject an exit strategy when he has been offered one on a plate. I hope that the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party will take every opportunity to raise this question. It is certainly something which should play to Mings strongest suit at Prime Ministers Questions.