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Date published: 2005/12/22

The BBC says:

Tony Blair has paid tribute to British troops after flying into Iraq for a surprise pre-Christmas visit.

Mr Blair told them: "I just want you to know how grateful we are for the work you are doing here."

He said they were helping to build democracy and they could return home when Iraqi forces were up to strength.

Well at least Blair had the grace to visit (some of) the troops for Christmas. But the fact that his visit had to be so secret illustrates how poor the security situation is in Iraq, even in the south. It's lucky the Americans and British outgun their opponents by ten thousand to one, think how bad it would be otherwise.

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