Monday, July 11, 2005

More Leaked Memos

Crikey! These governments have more leaks than they do flotation devices. Mind you don't go down with the ship. Or maybe, mind that you do.

Memo: US, British to withdraw majority of troops in 2006

A secret leaked memo written form British Prime Minister Tony Blair by his Defense Secretary John Reid says that British and US troops have drawn up plans to withdraw the majority of their troops by the middle of next year.
The memo, first reported on by the Mail on Sunday, is marked 'Secret — UK Eyes Only,' and says "emerging US plans assume that 14 out of 18 provinces could be handed over to Iraqi control by early 2006." This would allow a reduction in overall US-led forces in Iraq to 66,000 troops. The troop level in Iraq is currently 160,000, including 138,000 American troops.

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