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Thursday, February 22, 2007

US concedes deafeat in Iraq and will pull out soon

The US wants to leave Iraq with honour according to Vice President Dick Cheney. In other words the US is conceding defeat.

The last time the US spoke about honour in this context it was a peace with honour in Vietnam. Public opinion, world opinion and US politicians are now opposed to the war and as Bush becomes a lame duck it is all over for the neo-conservatives who are to be saddled forever with the Iraq war and its aftermath as their legacy.

Just as Vietnam haunted Johnson, Nixon and finally Ford the Vietnam war will follow Bush, Cheney, Rumsfled and Rice into the history books.

It is pathetic when people like Cheney start using words like "honour" in relation to the situation in Iraq; it is the last refuge of the defeated scoundrel.

All indications are that the US will be pulling out shortly as Tony Blair is also expected to announce that the UK will be withdrawing its troops from Iraq. Currently, Britain has about 7,100 soldiers there.

Bush views Britain's troop cutbacks as "a sign of success" in Iraq, according to US National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe.

Who do they think they are fooling? Me? You?

What about the rest of Bush's grand alliance? The major partners in the coalition include South Korea (2,300 troops), Poland (900), Georgia (800), Romania (600) and Denmark (460).

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