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Sunday, March 05, 2006

One can only hope

We get to go home?

UK, US to withdraw Iraq forces by early '07: papers
Sat Mar 4, 2006pm ET167

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States and Britain are planning to pull all their troops out of Iraq by the spring of 2007, two British newspapers reported in their Sunday editions, quoting unnamed senior defense ministry sources.

The Sunday Telegraph said the planned pull-out followed an acceptance by the two governments that the presence of foreign troops in Iraq was now a large obstacle to securing peace.

"The British government is understood to be the driving force behind the withdrawal plan but all 24 coalition members are likely to welcome the move, given the growing international unpopularity of the war," the Telegraph said.

The recent sectarian violence has provoked fears that the country is on the brink of civil war, a scenario that could greatly complicate the role of foreign troops.

However, the Telegraph, quoting a defense official, said that if civil war were to break out, it would likely cause the withdrawal plan to be put off

Look, this is all going to end like a Taco Bell commercial: a run for the border, unless we sit down with Sadr and talk our way out. But the clock is running and by June, the Army will start to come apart as people flee the service at the end of their enlistments. Three tours of Iraq is it.

posted by Steve @ 11:12:00 AM

11:12:00 AM

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