Troop cuts will jeopardise Basra's progress

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Author(s) Con Coughlin
Source The Daily Telegraph
Date October 9, 2007
Quotes-start.png "Well, having just spent a week in Basra, the most charitable conclusion I can reach is that Mr Brown has been surveying the situation through a pair of rose-tinted binoculars. How else could he claim, as he did in the Commons, that the Government is able to reduce its troop numbers because "the Iraqis are now able to take responsibility for the security themselves"?" Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Coalition troops should pull out on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.