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Thursday, December 1, 2005

Out of Iraq

Posted by on December 1 at 13:48 PM

Two and a half years into the War in Iraq, George W. Bush has finally come up with a Strategy for Victory in Iraq. Says Slate

It is symptomatic of everything that’s gone wrong with this war that, after two and a half years of fighting it (and four years after starting to plan it), the White House is just now getting around to articulating a strategy for winning it.

Meanwhile our allies have a Strategy for Getting the Fuck Out of Iraq.

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Two of America’s allies in Iraq are withdrawing forces this month and a half-dozen others are debating possible pullouts or reductions, increasing pressure on Washington as calls mount to bring home U.S. troops. Bulgaria and Ukraine will begin withdrawing their combined 1,250 troops by mid-December. If Australia, Britain, Italy, Japan, Poland and South Korea reduce or recall their personnel, more than half of the non-American forces in Iraq could be gone by next summer.

What I wrote here applies now more than ever. (Scroll down to the second item, “Get Out Now.”)