Iraq - Leave, say polls
WORKERS, NOVEMBER 2008 ISSUE
A July poll conducted for the Independent on Sunday showed that 74 per cent of Britons believe that “British troops should be withdrawn from Iraq as soon as possible.”
Yet despite Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s weasel words about changing Britain’s “mission” in Iraq, the government aims to keep British troops in Iraq for a very long time to come. It also wants to boost the number of British troops in Afghanistan, up from the current 8,200 to more than 14,000.