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Blair expected to announce the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, BBC says

Posted Feb. 20, 2007
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(London-AP) _ Prime Minister Tony Blair will announce on Wednesday a new timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, with 1,500 to return home in several weeks, the BBC reported.

Blair will also tell the House of Commons during his regular weekly appearance before it that a total of about 3,000 British soldiers will have left southern Iraq by the end of 2007, if the security there is sufficient, the British Broadcasting Corp. said Tuesday night, quoting government officials who weren't further identified.

The BBC said Blair was not expected to say when the rest of Britain's forces would leave Iraq. Currently, Britain has about 7,100 soldiers there.
 

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Interesting numbers.....

This Broadcasting is called success.....:clap:

Let's hope it spreads Northward to more difficult areas.


Oh by the way....did it meet your timetable?

nevermind.
 

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Tony dosen't hate freedom. He loves his job. If he leaves British troops in Iraq members of his own party will put him out of office.
 

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Tony's southern sector, composed largely of Shi'ites, is largely peaceful, and as the power is transferred to the Iraqi Army, less troops are needed there. Of course, you never heard that on CNN.

If he were a perfect ally, Tony might consider shifting some of those troops (or at least troop #s) to Baghdad.
 

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Interesting numbers.....

This Broadcasting is called success.....:clap: ............For the Shiites.

Let's hope it spreads Northward to more difficult areas. It is spreading......It is called ethnic cleansing.

Oh by the way....did it meet your timetable?

nevermind.
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Tony's southern sector, composed largely of Shi'ites, is largely peaceful, and as the power is transferred to the Iraqi Army, less troops are needed there. Of course, you never heard that on CNN.

If he were a perfect ally, Tony might consider shifting some of those troops (or at least troop #s) to Baghdad.
The Brits have been in the war business far longer than we have......perhaps they recognize a lost cause when they see one.
 

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The left claims there was never a coalition, so what does it matter if one of the so called "not coalition" is leaving?

The left claims 20,000 more troops will make no difference, so why would 1500 leaving have any effect?
 

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Please explain who the left is and when they made such statements.

If you are 20,000 short..... losing 1500 more has got to hurt.

20,000 will make a huge difference in the number of available targets. Probably a lot less hassle to kill Americans there than here.
 

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OK, so Basra is all good now. Instead of pulling out, why doesn't Blair send his men to Baghdad to support the US mission? I hear they need some help getting the Iraqis motivated there...
 

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There are 15 members of the UN Security Council.
3 voted with the USA on war with Iraq.
Great Britian, Spain and Bulgaria.
Who is left?:sweatdrop:
 

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I don't really understand why Capt. Frank and RF have not called the Brits a bunch of "cut and run whimps". Why haven't they pointed out that Blair is giving aid and comfort to the enemy by pulling out? They don't hesitate to refer to Americans who want to pull out as traitors. What's up with that? How come that coward Blair gets a pass?
 

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Blah, blah blah. But what impresses me most about this thread is the stupidity of the topic header.
 
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