On channel 4 news last night an un-named officer leaked that when Basra kicked off a couple of weeks ago the Iraqi prime minister ignored asking UK forces for help and went directly to the yanks. alledgedly: 1. 900 yank forces deployed to Basra airbase to help Iraqi army 2. 2 yank generals tipped up to take charge 3. when Iraqi PM had a meeting with one of the yank generals - he told a Brit Brig to leave the meeting as he did nt want to speak to him 4. Brit forces were not capable of helping out the Iraqi forces. Before anyone has a go at me this is what the program said. The Deputy Chief of the General Staff was interviewed and its sad to say came of really badly againt the presenter, Peter Snow - I was very disappointed especially when he let Peter Snow of far too lightly when he said UK forces were just sitting there in Basra doing nothing. To be honest this general came of as a petulant child and certainly not as No2 in the UK armed forces. If this is true about the Iraqi PM snubbing the Brit Brig then I say **** the Iraqi's ! and pull out to let them fight their own battles as far as I'm concerned not one rag head is worth risking our peoples life over - the ungrateful fucks have short memories and dont remember what let them be in power.