They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Iraq police arrest British national

eircom/reuters: A British national has been arrested in Iraq, the British embassy said on Tuesday.

"We are aware that a British national has been arrested," said a British embassy spokeswoman.

Saadoun al-Jabiree, a media officer for the Iraqi border police in Najaf, said he had contacted the British consulate in Basra on the British national.

"They told us they have no information him," he said.

A police official said the British national and nine Iraqis were carrying weapons and surveillance equipment in vehicles when they were arrested along Iraq's border with Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Authorities in Najaf said the suspects would appear in court on Tuesday.

The British military in Iraq said they were checking into reports of the arrest.

Last month, British forces carried out a raid on an Iraqi police station to free two undercover British soldiers arrested in the southern city of Basra, angering officials and residents. Link