The number of American soldiers in Iraq has dropped below 100,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion in a clear signal the U.S. is wrapping up its nearly seven-year war to meet a deadline for leaving the country, the U.S. military said Tuesday.(Seattle Times, emphasis added). Yet the British newspapers are saying the numbers are still above 100,000:
The row has been a major concern for the US, which is preparing to withdraw large numbers of forces by the middle of this year.(BBC News, emphasis added). Wow, I was so close to becoming joyful, close to waking up one morning knowing that another stupid war was fading into the dust, close to waking up feeling like sanity was making a 9th inning comeback.
There are still more than 100,000 American troops in Iraq.
The US fears that if the election lacks credibility among Sunni voters, Iraq could slide back into sectarian violence.
The election has been pushed back by nearly two months because of the row.
Maybe tomorrow ...