Withdrawal of troops from Iraq

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  1. Defence Secretary has apparently hinted that some troops may be withdrawn sooner than expected. The cynical part of me thinks this may be to redeploy them to Afghanistan.
  2. People used to call me a cynic, then guess what?
    I was proved correct .
    They've been saying that all these extra bods are off to Afghanistan for months but never came up with names or formations.
    Robbing Peter to pay Paul methinks.
  3. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Couldn't find this in a thread so apologies if it's already been posted:

    Source : defence Net -

    ...preparing the ground ?

    Le Chevre
  4. Goatman!

    It seems to me that dr.Reaid doesn't understand how he is rightl.


    As 'military forces' exist mainly on paper then they can't to 'work aganst anybody' (including 'law abiding Iraqi citizens').

  5. He Bliar et al is sounding like a scratched record. It is easy to pontificate and mention that troop numbers will be reduced in future, but it has absolutely no substance. These carefully chosen phrases are only mentioned when the news focuses on Iraq/Afghanistan. Nothing but soundbites.

  6. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    To be fair to the man, there is nothing new in this speech at all - the reduction in numbers this year has been extremely widely reported already.

    It's not news.
  7. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

  8. Topics merged

  9. Dr. Reid managed to give a long speech without actually answering any questions.
  10. http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article344489.ece

    Indeed, we were told that there is a big progress in creation and traing of Iraqi army and police. But how big this progress exactly?