Friday, February 26, 2010

Yanks go home

Well it seems we are not leaving Iraq yet if we can help it - we are going to leave troops in the one place where their presence will be most explosive - Kirkuk. How stupid can you get. The mess that is Kirkuk is largely Britain's fault because the UK has led the chorus of voices that demand we kick that can down the road rather than resolve it. Typical. Those chickens will come home to roost ere we go much farther.

President Obama has promised to get all combat troops (ie most of those still in the country) out of Iraq by August this year. But Thomas Ricks of Foreign Policy magazine has revealed that the top US military commander in Iraq, General Ray Odierno, has asked Obama to keep a combat force in the north for longer than that.

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