Friday, December 02, 2005

Two U.S. Allies Leaving Iraq

Wow, things must be going as well in Iraq as President Bush says because two more allies are packing up and leaving. Either that, or they've just flat out had enough.

Bulgaria and Ukraine, which have a total of almost 1,300 troops in Iraq, announced yesterday that they will begin bringing their people home by the middle of this month. Ukraine has had 18 soldiers killed in Iraq while Bulgaria has lost 13 troops.

Coalition troop support has been shrinking gradually to a point where it is almost insignificant now. For example, the Netherlands is down to just 19 people in Iraq, after having 1,400 troops based there earlier this year.

Seems odd that they wouldn't be willing to stick around and take credit for all the success there. Doesn't it?