Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Britain Delays Iraq Draw Down

Plans announced by Brit prime minister Gordon Browne last October called for his country's military contingent to be reduced by half right about now. Hasn't happened and it seems the force of 4,100 will be staying for some months to come.

The Americans are holding a presidential election "some months to come." It could just be coincidence but accounts of American military deaths in Iraq seem to have picked up.

There's no way to tell, just yet, whether we're seeing the beginning of the pre-November election uprising by Iraq's Sunni and Shia militias but what's happening seems consistent with that.

Nothing to do but wait and watch.

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