3000 troops NOT now going to Iraq

This from the Times:

It seems that the possible deployment of ARRC and RM will not now happen, apparently because of an improvement in the locl security situation.

A journo stating the obvious said:
The decision will be a relief for the Armed Forces and for Geoff Hoon, the Defence Secretary, who has to make manpower cuts to meet Treasury spending limits. Announcing cuts while sending 3,000 troops to Iraq would have been difficult to explain.
No sh*t Sherlock! Difficult to explain, impossible to defend and immoral to carry out.
But they're still sending out Telic envelopes.

I wonder if all of a sudden , there'll be an increase in Reservists mobilised?

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