Responding to comments made by George Bush’s adviser Frederick Kagan about the British strategy in Iraq, Liberal Democrat Leader Menzies Campbell said:
“It is high time anyone in the US stopped trying to tell the British how to run our own defence policy.
“That policy is made in Britain and should be based on our moral responsibility towards the young men and women of our armed forces to prevent further needless casualties.
“No one can accuse us of cutting and running after four and a half years of mounting casualties.
“If the US had made proper provision for post-conflict Iraq, many of the current problems would never have arisen.”