I watched the Iraq Commission on Channel 4 last night. I'm not sure about the detail of their recommendations and less sure about the idea of getting a gaggle of the great and good to give us their, necessarily establishment, view of what to do.
But it did cause me to remember all the stories we've been fed in the press about plans to reduce UK troops in Iraq. If you looked closely at them they were mainly spin on top of speculation. I won't dig them all out here. Suffice to say that if they had all been true we would have several thousand Iraqi troops in the UK by now.