» Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Asked, following the latest violence, whether the troop levels were sufficient, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had passed his condolences to the family and friends of the personnel killed over the weekend in Iraq. As we had also acknowledged repeatedly last week the security situation remained difficult in some provinces, including around Baghdad and Basra. We would continue to work with the newly formed Iraqi government to tackle that violence. Asked if there was also a need for further commitment in Afghanistan, the PMS said the journalist should look at the Defence Secretary’s media comments today.

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  1. PMS failing to answer the question yet again – ‘are the troop levels sufficient?’ is simple enough. Just ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ will suffice.

    Never mind all this other claptrap about ‘working with’ (or is that ‘for’?) the Iraqi government etc.

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 1 Jun 2006 on 10:00 pm | Link

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