Iraq: time to go

I wasn’t planning to blog just now, but news is coming in of another tragedy in Iraq. Eight civilians, including two children, have been killed in a strike by US military helicopters north of Baghdad.

The cost in terms of lives and resources of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq continues to climb.

And it’s not welcomed by Iraqis on the ground. An MOD survey from late 2005 found 8 in 10 Iraqis strongly opposed the presence of coalition forces. Other polls have shown that on average half of Iraqis supported attacks on coalition troops and that 70-90% of Iraqis, regardless of ethnicity, want to see a timeline for the withdrawal of coalition troops.

That’s something Gordon Brown promised but has failed to deliver. Time’s up, Gordon.

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