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Thursday, February 22, 2007

UK Troop Withdrawal: A Positive? Someone Give Me More Gin.

Anyone sane would call this bad news for the US, but the WH spin machine is pretty effective, calling the withdrawal of UK troops a positive.
As the British announced the beginning of their departure from Iraq yesterday, President Bush's top foreign policy aide proclaimed it "basically a good-news story." Yet for an already besieged White House, the decision was doing a good job masquerading as a bad-news story.

What national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley meant was that the British believe they have made enough progress in southern Iraq to turn over more of their sector to Iraqi forces. To many back in Washington, though, what resonated was that Bush's main partner in Iraq is starting to get out just as the president is sending in more U.S. troops.