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    BRITAIN and America are secretly preparing to withdraw most of their troops from Iraq - despite warnings of the grave consequences for the region, the SUNDAY MAIL in UK is reporting.

    A secret paper written by UK Defence Secretary John Reid for Tony Blair reveals that many of the 8,500 British troops in Iraq are set to be brought home within three months, with most of the rest returning six months later.

    The leaked document, marked Secret: UK Eyes Only, appears to fly in the face of Mr Blair and President Bush's pledges that Allied forces will not quit until Iraq's own forces are strong enough to take control of security.

    Embarrassingly, the document says the Americans are split over the plan - and it suggests one of the reasons for getting British troops out is to save money. Mr Reid says cutting UK troop numbers to 3,000 by the middle of next year will save GBP 500million a year, though it will be 18 months before the cash comes through.

    http://www.drudgereport.com/flash.htm
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    shouldnt you be making babies!!
    No babies are going to be made for quite some time. The pill is a wonderful invention. Besides she is asleep now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRG
    No babies are going to be made for quite some time. The pill is a wonderful invention. Besides she is asleep now.
    Good. Now is the perfect time to sneak out and go "make babies"...
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    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09407645.htm


    NRG -- can we be confident of the SUNDAY MAIL as a source ??

    After reading the Reuter's version, it sounds (unfortunately) like its probably just a normal exploration of options and scenarios.

    It hard to see our troops returning while Blair remains PM, and shrub's posing as generalissimo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BARYE
    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09407645.htm


    NRG -- can we be confident of the SUNDAY MAIL as a source ??

    After reading the Reuter's version, it sounds (unfortunately) like its probably just a normal exploration of options and scenarios.

    It hard to see our troops returning while Blair remains PM, and shrub's posing as generalissimo.


    (this is not a criticism -- I thoroughly respect all the posts of yours that I've read)
    Maybe, It was posted o Drudge and we all know how reliable of a source he can be. The way it was worded it seemed to indicate that we are going to pull out despite Bush's claim of stay the course till the job is done. Here are some more correlating articles:

    US, Britain mull major troop pull-out from Iraq next year
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...s_050710111015

    US, Britain planning major Iraq withdrawal: report
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...7/s1410804.htm
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    How is Drudge not a reliable source. He does not provide his opinion at all. He provides links to liberal and conservative stories. I have seen an interview of him and he is a conservative, but I've seen scathing stories on both sides of the fence on his website.

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    Maybe, It was posted o Drudge and we all know how reliable of a source he can be.
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    Yeah, he's a real classy guy...

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    Two of my favorite things...

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    If it's a secret how come it's splashed all over everywhere?

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