Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sunday Times: British to quit Iraq ‘in a year’
THE Democrats’ clean sweep in last week’s American congressional elections has prepared the way for a British exit from Iraq, with troop numbers more than halved by next spring.

A staged withdrawal of all 7,500 British troops now in southern Iraq could come by the end of next year, defence sources said.
Senior sources have been suggesting for some time that the reason British troops remained in such numbers was that Blair was reluctant to embarrass Bush with any withdrawals before last week’s elections.
Is that worth dying for?

In April, Blair said "I yield to nobody in my support and admiration for the work that the soldiers do in Iraq". How does he sleep at night?

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