Deborah Haynes of The Times details the breakdown in negotiations that were to secure the remaining British mil presence in Iraq, post OP TELIC. Interesing to see Deborah pick up on al-Malki's view of the British Government, following the growth of militias in the British AOR. Now it may be more of a problem with the speed of the Iraqi legislature then outright objection to our presence / involvement. Isn't this another example of Gordon Brown grandstanding the drawdown of BRITFOR and reassuring the British people of the role (assisting further in the training of Iraqi SF) of those remaining, when he really wasn't in a position to make such a reassurance? Either way, yet again BRITFOR are left in an embarrassing situation on the ground, and a British Prime Minister with his eye firmly off the ball.