The head of the British Army has said the presence of UK armed forces in Iraq "exacerbates the security problems".Danatt had this to say about the legitimacy of the ongoing war:
In an interview in the Daily Mail, Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff, is quoted as saying the British should "get out some time soon".
Sir Richard told the newspaper: "We are in a Muslim country and Muslims' views of foreigners in their country are quite clear.I'd say the clock is ticking down now...
"As a foreigner, you can be welcomed by being invited in a country, but we weren't invited certainly by those in Iraq at the time."
He added: "Whatever consent we may have had in the first place, may have turned to tolerance and has largely turned to intolerance."
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