The BBC has revealed US plans for any attack on Iran. Any US attack would target Iran's whole command and control network, weapons factories, airports, military bases and ports, and an attack could be triggered by an Iranian linked attack on US forces in Iraq or when the US confirms Iranian nuclear weapons production has started.
So what does this say for British forces in the South of Iraq ?
Potentially it puts UK forces in enormous danger. The south of Iraq, the British sector is almost exclusively Shia, with strong leanings and support for Iran. Any US attack is bound to lead to reprisals on UK troops, but it appears without any chance for the UK to influence US policy or decision making on whether Iran shouldn't be attacked or not.
These circumstances make it clearer than ever that we need, as Ming Campbell has stated, to have an urgent timetable for full withdrawal of UK forces from Iraq.