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WAR: US, Britain agree on Iraq pullout strategy

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posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 08:16 PM
A private agreement on a potential Iraqi exit strategy has been agreed upon by the United States and Britain. The agreement was facilitated between US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his British counterpart Geoff Hoon last Monday. The strategy calls for a doubling of Iraqi police trainees and setting up Iraqi paramilitary units. Many sources believe that no firm deadline has been set so as to not encourage the insurgents.
LONDON, United Kingdom -- The United States and Britain have privately agreed on a way of withdrawing their troops from Iraq, the Guardian newspaper reported Friday.
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his British counterpart Geoff Hoon on Monday agreed on a so-called exit-strategy based on doubling the number of Iraqi police trainees and setting up Iraqi paramilitary units, it said.

The pair were acting on recommendations from retired US General Gary Luck, who was sent to Iraq by the Pentagon last month to look at the failings of Iraq's security force.

The more aggressive police force is designed gradually to replace the 150,000 coalition troops and will form the centerpiece of plans for Britain and the US to quit Iraq, the Guardian said.

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The exit strategy seems to be a good one, but really is only viable if the insurgency is put down. Otherwise, you may pull out of the country only to find it plunging into a civil war. More to the point, what if the newly elected administration in Iraq asks the U.S. and other to leave?

posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 08:45 PM
Well I don't know about a pull out when US has to make sure that somebody is not going to blow up the new government in Iraq.

posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 08:56 PM
Bush Exit Strategy Is: Move Troops in Iraq to Iran.

This is just talk to try and pacify the people wanting a real exit strategy.

posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 09:07 PM
And the Bell Ring's

Round One

posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 09:08 PM
I hope that they have some sort of mechanism to deal with the infiltration of the iraqi national police and military by the insurgency. Obviously that sort of thing isn't going to be in the news, but sometimes you have to wonder if they even recognize the problem.

posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 02:38 AM
Withdrawel of the US/UK troops is not want the insurgents want! If they did (assuming they have more than 2 brain cells) they would put down their weapons and cooperate with the coalition thus ensuring a speedier withdrawel of the troops. Want they want is power and control over the population since they know that force is the only way they'll get it. They are using the US troops as a focus point for the civilian population such that they will then support the insurgents "cause". This then allows the insurgents to take control of the country for their own purposes. The US troops play right into the insurgents hands with their heavy handed methods.

posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 07:28 AM
What is the sitaution with the US setting up permanent bases within Iraq??

Would'nt this effect the future withdrawl of all troops?

I was on the understanding and it would seem reasonable, that the US were to start constructing bases within Iraq for any future operations within the middle east and use these bases as a springboard.

Anyone have any information.



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