So Britain's pro-war Labor Party has finally gotten the memo that they need to start covering their asses if they have any hope of future political success. Our anglo cousins are preparing to remove "most" of their 7,000 troop contingent in Iraq (the second-largest force behind our 140,000 troops). Ditto Italy, which currently contributes less than 100.
You forgot Poland! No, we didn't. They're leaving too (900 troops).
The Coalition of the Willing, minus these three nations, will be the United States followed by, in descending order of troop committment:
- United States (140,000)
- South Korea (2600)
- Australia (1400)
- Netherlands (1200)
- Romania (865)
- Denmark (515)
- El Salvador (380)
Awesome! Need I even point out that the overwhelming majority of these "contingents" are non-combat personnel (engineers, medics, etc)?
So much for "Iraqization" of the ground forces. Let the Americanization continue unabated!