British to reduce number of their troops in Iraq

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  1. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Has Tony finally figured out that Georgie might have gotten him into a real mess?

    The Guardian
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i didn't realize the UK had only 5000 troops there.

    all these countries pulling out their troops begs the question: if kerry gets elected and pushes for the UN to take over security in iraq, exactly which nations will volunteer troops?
     
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    I hope so.
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    Actually, the number is 11,000, in total.
     
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    that sounds closer to what i was thinking. i read this article snippet: "The main British combat force in Iraq, about 5,000-strong," and got confused.
     
  6. Sayhey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think the confusion is because of the use of the word "main." The implication is that there are other British forces that are not being reduced at this time. Still, it is significant that the UK is reducing its commitment of forces while all hell seems to be breaking loose in Iraq.
     
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    If it's true, it's the first sensible thing Blair has done since March 2003.
     
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    Yeah the coalition of the arm-twisted seems only to get smaller over time.

    I wonder why no one seems to want to jump at the chance to defend freedom? Perhaps they don't think that's what our actual aims are...
     
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    It's the overpowering stench of greed and corruption which keeps them away.
     

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