Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Denmark To Leave Iraq

First Britain, now Denmark. The coalition is hardly crumbling though, as the left would have you believe (you know, the same left that told you there was no coalition). Brtain feels that its presence is no longer necesary in Iraq, the area that they're policing having made so much prgress, and Denmark's mandate is up:

Denmark will withdraw its troops from Iraq by August, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said.

The troops, numbering about 460, will be replaced by a unit of nine soldiers manning four observational helicopters, he said.

It comes as Tony Blair announced a timetable for reducing British troop numbers in Iraq from 7,100 to 5,500.

Most Danish troops are based in the southern city of Basra, where they operate under British command.

The mandate for Danish troops to serve in Iraq is due to expire in June.