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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:08 AM
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Iraq Inquiry Hears Of Police Force Chaos
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100629/tuk-iraq-inquiry-he...

Public hearings into the war in Iraq resumed after the General Election forced the inquiry to take a four-month break.

The panel heard from the first UK chief police adviser in Baghdad, who said there was an assumption that an efficient Iraqi police force would simply "rise like a phoenix" within months.

Douglas Brand, former deputy chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, criticised the lack of support he received, including the Foreign Office's failure to give him bodyguards for his first three weeks in Iraq.

He also highlighted a missed opportunity to model Iraqi intelligence on British lines because the UK would not send out an experienced Special Branch manager.

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And there is this little gem:


Petraeus gives evidence to UK's Iraq war inquiry

http://www.ktvq.com/news/petraeus-gives-evidence-to-uks... /

LONDON (AP) The head of Britain's inquiry into the Iraq war says his panel has held a private meeting with U.S. General David Petraeus.

John Chilcot leads a five-member panel appointed by the British government to examine the case made for the war and errors in planning for post-conflict reconstruction.

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Chilcot said Tuesday his panel held a meeting with Petraeus in London earlier this month, before Petraeus was appointed the new head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Chilcot did not provide further details.

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A day or two old, but I didn't see either posted. Sorry if a dupe.
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