As my right hon. Friends the Foreign and Defence Secretaries have made clear we welcomed the Iraq Study Group's (ISG) report and broadly agree with its analysis of the security situation in Iraq. However the ISO's recommendations largely reflect our own strategy for our areas of responsibility and, throughout Iraq, our fundamental objectives remain the same—to boost capacity to deliver security and basic services to the Iraqi people.
It is important to remember that this report was commissioned by and for the US government. Many of its detailed recommendations are particular to US foreign policy and/or conditions in US areas of responsibility in Iraq.