Jun 14, 2008

British Set to Leave Iraq, "Coalition of the Willing" Ends

First the Aussies, now the Brits. Suddenly the US has no major "international forces" but its own to occupy Iraq. This is a rebuke to the Blair-Bush alliance, and the liberal (neo-conned) Labor Party in the UK has suffered for the Iraq scheme (note this you cowardly Democrats, increasing the conservative Tories' power) which the people know was built on lies and 9/11 propaganda for a "war on terrorism".

This puts all eyes and pressure on the US whose "international coalition of the willing" has fallen apart, and will not be revived again (i.e. for engaging Iran, Syria, etc.) too easily.

It is not the "anti-war" movement that has done this, but the growing "anti-unjust war" movement, made up of people from any and all parties in a "coalition of the unwilling" which have hounded UK and US governments to cease this insane and anti-Christian "preventive war" policy contrary to the principles of anti-aggression and the "humble foreign policy" Bush campaigned on in 2000, in these words:

“Our nation stands alone right now in the world in terms of power. And that’s why we’ve got to be humble and yet project strength in a way that promotes freedom… If we’re an arrogant nation, they’ll view us that way, but if we’re a humble nation, they’ll respect us.”
-- candidate George W. Bush

All British forces to be pulled out of Iraq within a year

All British forces are set to be pulled out of Iraq within a year, it emerged today.

Plans for a phased withdrawal are back on track after a reduction in violence in Basra over recent months.

Whitehall officials are now working on a new timetable for the move.

The pull-out of the remaining 4,000 troops serving in Iraq is sure to be seized on by Labour Ministers as proof that a line has finally been drawn under Tony Blair's biggest foreign policy disaster.

The withdrawal is expected to be announced by the end of this year if the security situation remains positive - with the actual operation taking place sometime next spring.