Thursday, February 22, 2007

Coalition Meltdown

The "coalition of the willing" that has aided the US in its occupation of Iraq is shrinking - rapidly. Britain is beginning the draw down of its forces that could lead to a complete withdrawal next year. Denmark is leaving, along with a number of others.

Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Japan and New Zealand have already withdrawn their troops. Poland is planning to leave and the withdrawal option is under review in Romainia.

South Korea is pulling half of its forces out by April and may withdraw the remainder by year's end.

Two other allies, Australia with 1,400 troops and Bulgaria with 155, intend to stay on for the time being at least.

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