Thursday, December 22, 2005

7000 US troops to leave Iraq within the week?

According to sources in Baghdad, there will be an anouncement regarding an imminent US troop reduction, which will take place around midday (GMT) tomorrow (friday 23 december). 7000 American troops will leave Iraq in the next 7 days.

This can only be described as good news for the Iraqi people who are suffering under the strain of this occupation and may even see some insurgent groups call a truce, temporarily anyway.


At 10:11 PM, Blogger David Lee Bishop said...

As an American who has substantial doubts about our Iraq policy, I'd like to ask whether you believe that a rapid withdrawal of American forces from Iraq would indeed result in the civil war our leaders predict. Any thoughts?

At 1:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your very interesting blog thru Informed Comment. Please keep blogging away as we get no detailed commentary from the Shia Iraqi side.
I've been absorbing so much of the anti-UIA media slant, that now I feel like my brain has just been washed (cleaned by you) especially regarding Allawi.

You are also a counterpoint to the excellent Juan Cole, who is apparently the only expert analyst/blogger on Iraq.

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Murteza ali said...

thank you for your comments, i guess im just trying to give the other side of the story... As you've said, there is a anti-UIA slant in the media, and i hope i can help the world see what the Shia perspective is!


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