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Put that another British soldier had died in Afghanistan, so was there any consideration for sending out extra troops on top of what we had already promised, the PMS said that the Prime Minister extended his condolences sincerely to the family and friends of the soldier who had been killed. As we had said before, our troop levels would be guided by the commanders on the ground. If or when we received such a request, we would respond at that time.

Put that given the despair on the back benches of the Prime Minister’s stance on Lebanon, and given that the UN’s Deputy General Secretary believed that the Prime Minister cannot be an "honest broker" on this because of the baggage on Iraq, and given that columns showed that the Prime Minister had lost a huge amount of authority, why didn’t he think that he had become a liability when so many people thought that he had, the PMS replied that there were so many premises we disagreed with in the question, she did not know where to begin. The Prime Minister was focussing on bringing about the earliest possible passing of the important resolution to end the hostilities.

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  1. "As we had said before, our troop levels would be guided by the commanders on the ground"

    What utter shit. If that was the case, the commander on the ground in Basra a long long time ago would have used up every spare body in the British Army, and still wouldn’t have had enough.

    Comment by SmokeNMirrors — 8 Aug 2006 on 10:58 am | Link

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