A former commander of the SAS has been accused of endangering the lives of British troops by agreeing that Iraqis should resist the “invaders” of their country.
Gen Sir Michael Rose also said it was time for America and Britain to “admit defeat” in Iraq and to bring the troops home to avoid further casualties.
In a debate on BBC 2’s Newsnight the officer, who commanded the international force in Bosnia, was asked if he thought the insurgents were “right” to remove American forces from Iraq. He said: “Yes I do”.
The general compared the Iraqi insurgency to that of George Washington’s forces in the American War of Independence.
‘Invaders’ must leave Iraq, says SAS general