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Britain to pull troops from Iraq as Blair says 'don't force me out'

Peter Beaumont and Gaby Hinsliff
Sunday September 25, 2005
The Observer

British troops will start a major withdrawal from Iraq next May under detailed plans on military disengagement to be published next month, The Observer can reveal.

The document being drawn up by the British government and the US will be presented to the Iraqi parliament in October and will spark fresh controversy over how long British troops will stay in the country. Tony Blair hopes that, despite continuing and widespread violence in Iraq, the move will show that there is progress following the conflict of 2003.

Britain has already privately informed Japan - which also has troops in Iraq - of its plans to begin withdrawing from southern Iraq in May, a move that officials in Tokyo say would make it impossible for their own 550 soldiers to remain...,6903,1577937,00.html

The story is already being refuted by Blair...

--- Quote ---Tony Blair insists he will not set any "arbitrary date" for pulling British troops out of Iraq...

He rejected claims that Japan - which also has soldiers in Iraq - had been given a private indication of an exit date from southern Iraq.
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Complete bollocks, will believe it when I see it. We'll be there for years yet. Blair and Bush can't afford to pull out while the country is in such shit state.

No chance.


They'll be there until the Iraqi "government" can manage its own security and asks them to leave.

The Grauniad and The Observer are as full of shit as the rest of em...

Can't imagine a more empty-headed attempt by the Government to allay the fears surrounding Iraq. Am off to the bookies.


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