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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 11:33 PM
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Hostility between British and American military leaders (over Iraq) revealed
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Edited on Sun Nov-22-09 11:39 PM by Turborama
Source: Telegraph (UK)

The deep hostility of Britains senior military commanders in Iraq towards their American allies has been revealed in classified Government documents leaked to the Daily Telegraph.

In the papers, the British chief of staff in Iraq, Colonel J.K.Tanner, described his US military counterparts as a group of Martians for whom dialogue is alien, saying: Despite our so-called special relationship, I reckon we were treated no differently to the Portuguese.

Col Tanners boss, the top British commander in the country, Major General Andrew Stewart, told how he spent a significant amount of my time evading and refusing orders from his US superiors.

At least once, say the documents, General Stewarts refusal to obey an order resulted in Britains ambassador to Washington, Sir David Manning, being summoned to the State Department for a diplomatic reprimand - of the kind more often delivered to rogue states such as Zimbabwe or the Sudan.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/def...
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