Sunday, January 13, 2002
Sense from the Tories

I'm going to write a column on Zimbawe this week, but I will offer you this statement from IDS on the peace keeping force

Iain Duncan Smith, the Leader of the Conservative Party, expressed his deep misgivings about any such operation, sharing the concerns of the United States about having peace keepers on the ground while search and destroy missions are continuing. In response to the Prime Minister’s statement, he said that he was concerned that British troops would become targets for remaining Taliban soldiers, or others who opposed the interim Government. He said that any deployment of British troops should state an “exit strategy” and a time limit.


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