Thursday, 16 October 2008

What now for Britain?

In the Independent, Patrick Cockburn reports that the US and Iraq have finally reached an agreement that will see american troops remain in Iraq until 2011. Cockburn describes it as a vindication of Barack Obama's position, although Obama wanted the the troops out early in 2010.

It's been clear for a long time that British troops have to stay in Iraq at least until the US position has been sorted out. Can Britain now begin a withdrawal - or will troops be kept in Iraq to forestall the promised Iraq inquiry?

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