Thursday, August 09, 2007

I Bet He Would: Bush UK Troop Withdrawal


The Bush administration is becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of an imminent British withdrawal from southern Iraq and would prefer UK troops to remain for another year or two.

One source said: "If the difference is between the British leaving at the end of the year or staying through to next year or the year after, it is a safe assumption that President Bush would prefer them to stay as long as the Americans are there."

J'adore this bit of "Speak" below I couldn't even call it spin, WTF is is this sentence supposed to mean?

The UK government no longer claims Basra is a success but denies it is a failure, with British troops forced to abandon Basra city for the shelter of the airport.

"It is the wild, wild west. Basra is out of control." more


In March 1917, British commander Lt.-General Stanley Maude, issued a proclamation upon entering Baghdad (above) declaring that “Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators.” British “liberators” proceeded to use poison gas against Iraqi rebels.

Scroll down to article two for a history of British "Involvement" (I detest this term, Invasion far better fits the bill.

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