Thursday, February 22, 2007

This is driven by poll ratings, not by conditions in Iraq

Jonathan Steele
Thursday February 22, 2007
The Guardian

"Tony Blair has always said that there would be no "artificial timetable" for pulling British troops from Iraq. Their departure would depend on conditions. His announcement yesterday of a minor reduction in troop levels this year reveals what those conditions are: the state of his poll ratings and the degree of movement he is allowed by George Bush......."

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