Commenting on General Petraeus’s testimony to Congress, Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell said:
“This report changes nothing from the standpoint of the United Kingdom.
“There is no case for the continuing open-ended commitment of British forces.
“Nor does General Petraeus provide any help to the British Government in answering the two fundamental questions – what military purpose is being achieved and what political objectives are being met by our continued presence in Iraq.
“I repeat my call for a framework for phased withdrawal of all British forces.”