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Iraqis take Basra command as UK plans troop cuts
| Feb 20, 2007
| Peter Graff
Posted on 02/20/2007 4:22:39 PM PST by Nachum
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain put Iraqis in command of the main Iraqi army unit in Basra on Tuesday, a move billed as paving the way for Washington's main ally to formally announce major cutbacks in troops.
"The Iraqi Army division based in Basra has transferred from under coalition command, and is now for the first time taking its orders direct from an Iraqi headquarters in Baghdad," the British military said in a statement.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: basra; command; iraqis; uk
posted on 02/20/2007 4:22:42 PM PST
This is a good thing.
Iraqi's stepping up to the plate.
posted on 02/20/2007 4:24:18 PM PST
(The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
Note to all the Hysterics, Know Nothings and Surrender Monkeys in the so called "News Media", this is what is known as a VICTORY.
For years you all have been screaming for someone to explain to you how we "win" in Iraq. THIS is what victory in Iraq looks like. How about you try DOING YOUR JOBS and actually REPORTING the news instead of pathetically interjecting your domestic political dogmas into every single "News" story?
posted on 02/21/2007 12:35:18 PM PST
( If they say "speaking truth to power,"-they haven't had a l thought since the Beatles broke up)
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