No matter what Gordon Brown may say, the main reason for keeping British troops in Iraq is to help the Americans, not the Iraqis.
By James Denselow
"British forces still have an "important job" to do in Iraq, Gordon Brown said earlier this week. The reality, however, is that a continued UK presence in the country has more to do with British-American relations than it does with changing realities in Iraq......
President Bush's desperate attempt to win back legitimacy over the fiasco in Iraq should not compromise British military strategy, and if British soldiers are to remain in Iraq simply to keep up US relations then the public should be made aware that it is for the US, not for Iraq, that future deaths will be linked to. "