Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blair Announces Iraq Withdrawal Plan

"We're going to leave...umm...yea, so, that's the plan."

Britain will withdraw around 1,600 troops from Iraq in the coming months and aims to further cut its 7,100-strong contingent by late summer if Iraqi forces can secure the country's south, Prime Minister Tony Blair said today.

Good luck to all the British soldiers waiting to go home. Let's hope those Iraqi forces are up to the task, but I think we all really know the answer to that.

The announcement, on the same day Denmark said it would withdraw its 460 troops and Lithuania said it was considering pulling out its small contingent, comes as the U.S. is implementing an increase of 21,000 more troops for Iraq – putting Washington on an opposite track as its main coalition allies.

Oh look, my country is doing the exact opposite of what the rest of the world is doing. I'm so shocked I could throw up. That was sarcasm by the way.

Analysts say there is little point in boosting forces in largely Shiite southern Iraq, where most non-U.S. coalition troops are concentrated. Yet as more countries draw down or pull out, it could create a security vacuum if radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stirs up trouble.

Remember when war was easy? You kill the enemy, take their territory and win the war. Ah the good ol' days.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, we all know now why Bush needed the additional troops...surge my ass! Everyone else is just claiming victory and getting the fuck out of that mess.
and you thought Vietnam left a bad taste in your mouth

February 22, 2007 10:18 AM  

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