We're starting to pull out of Iraq?
Blair and President George W Bush will announce that they are to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq at a summit in Washington being planned for this week to welcome the formation of a new Iraqi government.
The process has been carefully choreographed in an attempt to bolster the popularity of both leaders, which has been dragged down by the war.
The phased withdrawal will see British troop numbers cut by several thousand and American forces by up to 30,000 by the end of the year, according to a senior defence source.
Funny how it's happening right as the midterm elections come up. You read it here first. I'm looking for confirmation of this elsewhere.
If this is true, it's about time. I'm an atheist, but God help Iraq. I feel we owe that country so much more. But with Bush and Rumsfeld at the helm, I'm glad we're lessening our presence. They are incapable of seeing reality, and as long as this is true our military cannot succeed there. At least this means we won't be killing, and we won't be getting killed. It's pathetic that withdrawal seems to be the least horrible of the options.