I have looked but have not seen any reference to what follows. If I'm wrong, tell me to sit among the mongs. Britain came in for strong criticism at the commission on Friday when a leading US neocon said that the 'softly, softly' approach of British forces was undermining attempts to fight militias. Dr Fred Kagan, of the American Enterprise Institute, who was influential in persuading the White House to embark on a 'troop surge', told the commission: 'I do regret it [the British approach]. With all due respect to the sacrifices Britain has made, unfortunately the situation in the south has been allowed to develop. 'The reluctance of British armed forces to patrol more aggressively, to patrol outside the wire, has permitted that situation to develop. It would be better if UK armed forces could work more actively to re-establish security in Basra.' Anyone who knows, care to enlighten us In the same article we have British forces in Iraq should mostly be confined to their bases to avoid becoming dragged into feuds between rival political militias, Britain's former representative in Baghdad has warned. Can someone who cares, advise just what they do bloo*y well want?