America's closet ally in Iraq (Great Britain) has announced a major troop withdrawal. At least 1,500 to return home within the next few weeks. A total of 3,000 to leave by the end of 2007 if security goes well. And all British troops might be out by Iraq 2008. As it is, only 7,100 British troops are currently in Iraq.
Tony Blair has constantly said that he supports Bush's war in Iraq but he doesn't really believe that. He says he does but he doesn't. At least not anymore. Blair knows that the mission in Iraq is a failure. Otherwise he'd take his troops leaving the secure south and place them up into Baghdad to boost our "surge." Blair finally is admitting that the war has been lost and is wisely going home. That and concentrating their troops in Afghanistan where the real battle should be.
I'm sure we'll be seeing the terrorists follow them home to the shores of Great Britain. After all, that's what all these sure fire Republicans said would happen. The only thing is, that it's a civil war in Iraq between the Shia and Sunni. So I guess the Sunni and Shia are going sail thousands of ships over thousands of miles to England and fight their civil war there. Yeah that's the ticket!!
The Bush administration is actually saying that this is good news!! Despite all the claptrap from the White House about avoiding a "time line," "troop withdrawal," blah blah blah. This British time table and withdrawal is "good news" to the White House??? However, the Democrats wanting a "time table" and "troop withdrawal" is bad news and emboldening the terrorists?!!
There's quite a disconnect there.
More evidence that Bush's microwave doesn't warm up to full power.
Wow, the White House spin machine must be about to spin off the head of Tony Snow.
You know how the Army's new slogan is "Army of one??" Well now we have a coalition
Meanwhile Bush has us surging more troops into Iraq.
I guess we had to stand up so that the Brits could step down.
What's wrong with this picture?
The pride of one man getting in the way of saving American lives that's what.
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