Brit Troops To Trickle Out Of Iraq - Blair Statement Set For Tomorrow ...
This, breaking - via the BBC.
Blair 'to confirm Iraq timetable'
Tony Blair is expected to announce a timetable for the withdrawal of UK troops from Iraq.
The prime minister is due to make an announcement in the House of Commons on Wednesday in which he is expected clarify the details.
But we won't be holding our breath though. Nor should anyone else.
Tone talks the talk alright; he always has done; and done it well.
But as for walking the walk - that's always been far from his forte.
We say, seeing is believing.
As does anyone else with even a semblance of an ounce of sense.
So, roll on tomorrow, eh?
Surprise us, prime minister.
Bring it on, Mr Blair.
The whole world is waiting -- and watching.
UPDATE - LATEST.
LONDON - Prime Minister Tony Blair will announce on Wednesday a new timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, with 1,500 to return home in several weeks, the BBC reported.
Blair will also tell the House of Commons during his regular weekly appearance that a total of about 3,000 British soldiers will have left southern Iraq by the end of 2007, if the security there is sufficient, the British Broadcasting Corp. said, quoting government officials who weren't further identified.
The announcement comes even as President Bush implements an increase of 21,000 more troops for Iraq.
But Blair said Sunday that Washington had not put pressure on London to maintain its troop numbers. The BBC said Blair was not expected to say when the rest of Britain's forces would leave Iraq. Britain currently has about 7,100 soldiers there.
MORE DETAILS HERE.