Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Ukraine throws in the towel

from Daily Kos:

Ukraine throws in the towel

Well, another country decides the pointless death of its youth is too much to bear.
Ukraine's outgoing president ordered officials on Monday to draw up plans to withdraw the country's 1,600 troops home from Iraq in the first half of 2005 after eight of its soldiers were killed in a blast.
Leonid Kuchma told his defense and foreign ministers to draw up the plans in an emergency meeting after the blast Sunday, which also killed a Kazakh.
Kuchma is due to turn over power this month to president-elect Viktor Yushchenko, who has long said he would bring the troops home and said he would make the withdrawal a priority as soon as he takes office.
The name of the game is to add allies to the coalition, not see them abandon the effort one by one.
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President George W. Bush's statement in March 2006 after 3 yrs of war "a future President will have to resolve war in Iraq"


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