Britain Begins To Pull Out Of Iraq
Tony Blair has announced a reduction in British troops stationed in Iraq, saying that the British-held portion of the country is under better control by the Iraqi government than the U.S.-held portion. Denmark and Lithuania also announced plans to withdraw their tiny contingents. Bush is spinning the British reduction as a "positive sign" that the "corner is turning" in the war. Wait, did I just hear a crowded supermarket explode? The 2007 toll for American soldiers in Iraq: 148 killed, 681 wounded. Grim casuality stats here.