Watched the five minute political slot at the end of last nightâs Channel 4 News, which featured Menzies Cambell discussing the current situation in Iraq. Although the Lib Dems opposed military action in 2003, Cambell made very clear that the problems in Iraq were the responsibility of the US and UK Governments and not the soldiers sent out there. He was very vocal in his support of the excellent job carried out by British forces, and the almost impossible situation that the Army is now faced with in Iraq, due to HMGâs ineffectiveness in bringing about political and true economic reconstruction to Iraq. He went on to describe Iraq as standing at the 11th Hour, and that failure on the part of HMG to bring about beneficial change to the people of Iraq (referring to infrastructure / rebuilding), that the role of the British military force would effectively become that of standing between warring factions in an all out civil war. He finished his five minutes by stating that the current Israeli / Hamas / Hezbollah operation detracted the worldâs leaders from the legacy of theirâ involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, and again called for a timetable for British troop involvement to end, based on clear milestones made clear by HMG. I know the political leaders take a lot of flack for theirâ ignorance of military reality as opposed to political perception, but Cambell did seem to display a balanced view of how things really were â his praise of British troops was great and I applaud him for this.