Saturday, September 15, 2007

36 33

Think Progress

In his Iraq speech last night, President Bush took a moment to thank “the 36 nations who have troops on the ground in Iraq.” TPMmuckraker’s Spencer Ackerman has been counting coalition members with troops on the ground and has been able to find only 34 — many of whom have just a minor presence in Iraq. In his search, Ackerman discovered that the total is about to drop to 33: Next month, Iceland is pulling out its one lone soldier.

I'm glad he gets to go home, but it makes me wonder what the poor sonofabitch did to get sent to that shithole, and also just what the fuck Iceland thought one soldier could do to help. Maybe it was just to get subsidies from Bush for being part of the 'coalition'. I hope they kick some of it down to him. Fat chance.

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