Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

There'll always be an England

Conspicuously absent from Sunday papers in the U.S.:

Britain to cut troop levels in Iraq
Jason Burke, chief reporter
Sunday September 19, 2004
The Observer

The British Army is to start pulling troops out of Iraq next month despite the deteriorating security situation in much of the country, The Observer has learnt.

The main British combat force in Iraq, about 5,000-strong, will be reduced by around a third by the end of October during a routine rotation of units.

By the end of October. Interesting timing. Oh, and

The forthcoming 'drawdown' of British troops in Basra has not been made public and is likely to provoke consternation in both Washington and Baghdad.

I'll say.


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