Tuesday, September 20, 2005

leave at your own chosen speed

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
Oh, and more, much more than this
I did it my way

From Japan's Daily Yomiuri we learn that members of the Coalition of the Stupid are having serious second thoughts:

Britain and Australia are considering withdrawing their troops from southern Iraqi city of Samawah, where Ground Self-Defense Force troops are stationed for reconstruction work. The government has been contacted by the countries on the matter, a senior Foreign Ministry official said.

The two countries are believed to be considering troop withdrawal sometime next summer. The timing of their withdrawal is seen likely to affect the government's decision on how long the SDF mission in Samawah will be extended.

"Britain and Australia informed us a month or two ago that they were considering the withdrawal of troops from Samawah. But they did not elaborate on the timing of the withdrawal," the official said.

Tony Blair can spin, GWBush can shuck 'n' jive, but folks on both sides of both major oceans are pretty tired of being fed crap.

Now, if only the MSM can keep pace with public opinion. We'll see.