Friday, August 03, 2007

It looks Like The Brits Are Leaving Iraq - And Soon

"Terrorism is not a cause but a crime - a crime against humanity."
-Gordon Brown, Dhimmish Prime Minister
posted by Freedom Fighter
One of my notorious little birdies informed me last week that one of the purposes of UK PM Gordon Brown's visit to President Bush was to tell him that the full withdrawal of British troops from Basra was a done deal, would be announced in early October of this year and would be completed within 30 days. The British troops are reportedly hunkered down in a fortified compound near Basra's airport and already preparing to leave.
I've held off on this in hopes that it was a tad overblown, but it appears that Gordon Brown has pretty much confirmed that Britain will take it's troops out of Iraq regardless of the US if you read between the lines,and that he will announce it in the House of Commons in October.
Significantly, Brown avoided referring to the phrase "war on terror," or even mentioning the context of a war at all. Instead PM Brown appears to have put things in the context of a criminal justice problem, saying "Terrorism is not a cause but a crime - a crime against humanity."
As you know, the British Navy withdrew completely after the hostage dustup with Iran and has not returned, as I predicted, even though that stretched the US Navy's mission responsibility in the Persian Gulf.I'd like to be wrong about this one, but I think Brits are history well before years' end, no matter what.
As an epilogue, here's a recent poem from my pal Canker entitled ` For Art's Sake' that ties in pretty well...


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