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MAYBE NOT NOW March 17, 2005

Posted by wmmbb in Iraq Policy.
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It seems that John Howard was right. Perhaps the Italians will not be withdrawing their troops from Iraq in September, despite public opinion and the forthcoming regional elections. Nor is it absolutely clear that they will not.
We know the Poles, the Ukrainians and the Dutch will be. The COW seems to have a weak bladder. At this psychological moment, at this tipping point, now six weeks after the Iraqi elections, and before a national government has been formed, the decision was made to send Australians.

The report of Silvio Berlosconi’s change of policy frame was carried by the NZ Herald, picking up a Reuters story.

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