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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:50 PM
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UK to cut 3,000 troops from Iraq by May-paper
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=55012007

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will cut troop levels in Iraq by almost 3,000 at the end of May, the Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday, citing a timetable for withdrawal the newspaper said it had seen.

Within the next two weeks, Prime Minister Tony Blair would announce the reduction to Britain's 7,200-strong force based in the south of the war-ravaged country, it said

The news came as U.S. President George W. Bush prepared to outline plans to send another 21,500 U.S. troops to Iraq.

A spokeswoman at Blair's office and a Ministry of Defence spokesman dismissed the Telegraph story as speculation.

"Our withdrawal from Iraq, we have always said it will be conditions based," the defence ministry spokesman said. "We would like to reduce our force levels as the Iraqis increase their ability to provide security for their own country."
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:59 PM
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1. Fools. Don't they know that the only way to get their troops home...
is to send more troops?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16558652 /
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 07:02 PM
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2. wow- just in time for our "surge"
how conveeeenient! (for THEM)
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 07:13 PM
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3. bush's creditability in accelerating the war is certainly down the tube now
Put that in your pipe, GeoW!

Does this fact not affect bush's creditability in accelerating the war with more troops now?

How can it not!

GREAT TIMING WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT, Tony!
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 07:37 PM
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4. Looks like Smirk's last toady has pulled the plug
have i mentioned lately how much i hate *?
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:30 PM
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5. What do you call a "coalition" with only one member?
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 10:37 PM
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6. Custer. nt
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 10:43 PM
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8. So does that make us liberals the Crow scouts . .
seeing the inevitable and preparing by chanting our death songs?
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 10:54 PM
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9. I dunno...I just think that it is not an enouraging status to have. nt
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 10:40 PM
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7. So are we standing up as they stand down?

Are the willing no longer?

I'm confused.

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