Danish and British troops leaving Iraq, Bush’s ‘coalition of the willing’ collapsing


Blair and the Iraq war, cartoon by Martin Rowson

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Great Britain and Denmark will withdraw troops from Iraq.

London will bring home 1600 of 7100 soldiers.

The Danish want to bring all 460 soldiers home.

The withdrawal is planned for the coming months.

Bad news for George W. Bush, and for his escalation ‘surge’ plans in Iraq (see also here).

Also bad news for Howard in Australia.

After many countries already earlier withdrew their armed forces from Iraq, now even the Rightist government of Denmark, one of the last rats to leave Bush’s sinking ship, withdraws all soldiers.

Not that the symbolic number of 460 Danish soldiers really influenced the big military picture in Iraq … though they did contribute to torturing Iraqi civilians.

That even poodle Blair, due to the strength of anti-war ideas in Britain, now withdraws some soldiers whom Bush needs for his ‘surge’, says quite something.

See also here.

And here.

Army wanted bigger pullout than Blair: here.

Update: Lithuania wants to withdraw its 53 soldiers from Iraq as well.

6 thoughts on “Danish and British troops leaving Iraq, Bush’s ‘coalition of the willing’ collapsing

  1. *Oily truth emerges in Iraq*
    Posted by: “hapi22” hapi22@earthlink.net robinsegg
    Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:30 pm (PST)
    Is THIS, then, after all, what 3,200 American soldiers died for … and
    23,000 American soldiers were wounded and maimed for?

    So Bush’s “friends” in the oil business could move in and appropriate
    the Iraqi oil for themselves?

    I guess that Exxon CEO who recently retired with a multi-million-dollar
    a year pension has got all the other oil execs panting for THEIR share:
    *http://tinyurl.com/ydjdyp*

    “We’re talking about trillions of dollars of oil that are at
    stake,” said Raed Jarrar, an independent Iraqi journalist and
    blogger who obtained an Arabic copy of the draft law and posted an
    English-language translation on his Web site over the weekend.>>

    ———————————————————-
    **Oily truth emerges in Iraq**

    /by Juan Gonzalez
    The New York Daily News
    Feb. 21, 2007/

    Like

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