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Gunn
February 21st, 2007, 11:11 AM
LONDON, England (CNN) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday announced plans for the imminent withdrawal of around 1,600 of his country's troops from Iraq.

Good job I'll say. It's welcoming to hear that.

In Washington, the White House welcomed the British move, even as the U.S. sends more troops into Iraq in an effort to put down a wave of sectarian violence in Baghdad and pacify Anbar province, the heart of the Sunni insurgency.

We're only jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to disliking Bush. Or so it seems.

MegaFuz
February 21st, 2007, 11:17 AM
I don't understand why the White House would welcome this move, when we're already far short of the number of troops that is supposedly necessary to curb the violence. I've got no problem with the British withdrawing their troops though. They weren't the ones that started this war, so they should have the right to withdraw. Just one more example of lost hope in this war...

Red1530
February 21st, 2007, 07:15 PM
I think it needs to be mentioned Southern Iraq is pacified and Iraqi troops are in control.

Gunn
February 23rd, 2007, 10:25 PM
I don't understand why the White House would welcome this move, when we're already far short of the number of troops that is supposedly necessary to curb the violence. I've got no problem with the British withdrawing their troops though. They weren't the ones that started this war, so they should have the right to withdraw. Just one more example of lost hope in this war...

I thought the withdrawal would sound at least inspirational other than just welcoming towards the White House. The outcome is only yet to come, but the innovation isn't likely well.

z0n3
February 24th, 2007, 08:06 AM
Well the Americans can't exactly publically condemn the withdrawal of british troops from southern iraq, it would hurt the relations between the two countries.

Blair has to remove them because the british people as a whole are very 'anti' iraq war.

Let's hope that the British withdrawing will give America some inspiration to do the same.

Ichigo Flash
February 24th, 2007, 08:57 AM
Well the Americans can't exactly publically condemn the withdrawal of british troops from southern iraq, it would hurt the relations between the two countries.

Blair has to remove them because the british people as a whole as very 'anti' iraq war.

Let's hope that the British withdrawing will give America some inspiration to do the same.

Hear hear, its about time

Captain Arcane
February 25th, 2007, 02:38 AM
HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, good for England, I live in the US, but I have always had great respect for England! ^_^
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! ^O^

QT Plusle
February 25th, 2007, 03:22 AM
HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, good for England, I live in the US, but I have always had great respect for England! ^_^
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! ^O^


Haha, and why is that? I live in England, and it's not much different from the US :P

So, yes, Good for England! ^^ A wise move, I think.

Esupio
February 25th, 2007, 03:25 AM
I thought this would be about Tony Blair stepping down as PM.

O.o

QT Plusle
February 25th, 2007, 03:33 AM
I thought this would be about Tony Blair stepping down as PM.

O.o

So did I at first XD But if you think about it, most English people are happy about him stepping down XD;; I'm not sure why...

Anyway! Like I say, it was a wise move and I hope our next PM will do just as well as blair has, if not better ^^

z0n3
February 25th, 2007, 06:00 AM
Just as well?

you mean you want our next PM to be corrupt and not really know what he's doing?


In my opinion there is no suitable candidate that leads any of the parties well enough to run the country.

Labour is meant to be a socialist party but its more reminiscent of Thatcher's government.

I'd like to see a real socialist party in england, then i would have someone to vote for.

Esupio
February 26th, 2007, 08:36 AM
So did I at first XD But if you think about it, most English people are happy about him stepping down XD;; I'm not sure why...

Anyway! Like I say, it was a wise move and I hope our next PM will do just as well as blair has, if not better ^^

I don't see why either, its not like he's been a bad leader, just taken some wrong turnings, and this is one of the right ones

Otter Mii-kun
March 9th, 2007, 09:30 PM
In Washington, the White House welcomed the British move, even as the U.S. sends more troops into Iraq in an effort to put down a wave of sectarian violence in Baghdad and pacify Anbar province, the heart of the Sunni insurgency.
Like MegaFuz said...
I don't understand why the White House would welcome this move, when we're already far short of the number of troops that is supposedly necessary to curb the violence.I'm not seeing any positive progress in this ILLEGAL nationbuilding mission over there any time soon.

I will be so glad once WMD BUSH is out of the throne for good come 2k9 (but very worried that we'll get a socialist liberal or another warmonger oil fascist in place)