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BRITAIN is preparing to hand over control of Basra to the Iraqi army as early as next month, sparking renewed claims from the US that the British are preparing to “cut and run”.
The Iraqi army is on course to take control of Basra province by the autumn with October seen as the earliest point at which it would be ready, according to Whitehall officials.
The BBC's political correspondent, Carole Walker, said this was part of Gordon Brown's own approach towards Iraq and part of "a real attempt to distance himself from the approach of Tony Blair".
Originally posted by Id123
I sure the USA is not going to enjoy talk like this,
As I have also read another top man in the army has said much the same. What do people think Bush might do with this news and the troops pulling back to Basra's main airport?
Originally posted by infinite
In other words, troops will be taken out but will be put in British overseas Colonies (can we still use that word?) near Iraq in case they have to be deployed again.