British Prime Minister Tony Blair insists that British troops "will stay in Iraq as long as we are needed and not a day longer."
"Is the sacrifice worth it? It is worth it and it is vital to the security of our country," he said.
In related news, Downing Street has announced Tony Blair's oldest son, Euan, will be joining the cause:
Euan Blair, the prime minister's eldest son, is to work in Washington DC as an intern for Republican politicians. The 21-year-old will spend three months working for the Committee on Rules in the House of Representatives - the lower chamber of the US Congress.
Has anyone asked former Independent candidate Reg Keys for his thoughts?