December 16, 2005
Italy Continues Troop Withdrawal in IraqDrip, drip, drip:
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Italy's government announced the withdrawal of a further 300 soldiers from Iraq in January, less than four month before Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faces elections.Italy is not the first country in the "coalition of the willing" to withdraw but is certainly one of those with a more sizeable number of troops . Ten countries have already withdrawn, another three are gradually cutting back and at least two are only staying until 2006. Check Georgia10's post over at the Daily Kos for more.
When Bush repeats his mantra of staying in Iraq until "victory" is achieved, I wonder if these other countries are even included in the equation. I also wonder how the remaining members of the "coalition of the willing" justify their presence in Iraq to their citizens considering Bush's usual vague promises of "achieving victory" in this disastrous war.
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