From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Friday, March 19, 2004

Spanish withdrawal

Atrios has a good point about the Spanish withdrawal from Iraq. The Coalition of the Bribed, Bought, and Paid For has been largely the US, and a lot of positive wishes from other countries. Spain removing their 1300 will have some impact, no question, but if their presence is such a focal point in maintaining what tenuous control we have there, then there is no way in heaven, hell, or Houston that Bushco can make any claims to having a solid postwar plan for Iraq.

Now if Britain were to pull out prior to stabilization, then we'd be talking about a familiar creek sans paddle. And no the seat in front of us can not be used as a flotation device.