Gerald Howarth , MP for Aldershot etc , has launched an attack on Jack o' Straw's comments yesterday , that the continuing prescence of British troops was part of the problem in restoring stability to Iraq. What Jack actually said was http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=15810832&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=jack-straw-yesterday--troops-are-part-of-iraq-problem--name_page.html I tihnk we've actually been saying that for some time, but it comes as a shock to see a Minister of the Crown say that too. It's as if someone realises that they can't play happy-happy-joy-joy forever. However , Mr. Howarth launched into an attack here http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=news.story.page&obj_id=124192 Only a naif could possibly misinterpret deliberately what Jack Straw was actually saying in my opinion. However, I open it to the floor, is Howarth right, or simply political grandstanding as he eyes up the Tory leadership. 2 juicy stories around a shadow ministers comment in 2 days?