Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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We may need to deploy our troops in Iraq and Syria, says former British Army Chief of Staff

The former head of the General Staff of the British Army Lord Dannatt
The former head of the General Staff of the British Army Lord Dannatt

(IraqiNews.com) On Sunday, the former head of the General Staff of the British Army, Lord Dannatt suggested his country’s need to deploy ground forces to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, pointing out that the West is “reaping a little bit of what it sowed” by the poor planning following the overthrowing of the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Dannatt, in statements reported by ‘Sky News,’ said, “If this mission is right, and task is right and everything else has failed, there has got to be a debate about whether a least worst option is to provide boots on the ground.”

He indicated that, “What happened after the military success in 2003 that removed Saddam Hussein was there wasn’t an adequate plan about what happened next,” and added, “I think a lot of what we’re seeing now is a result of that poor planning in 2003 and 2004.”

“We’re reaping a little bit of what we sowed but we have to put our best foot forward and really confront this,” he also said.

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