George Bush Alone In The World

As Bush’s Iraq policy is being opposed by a majority of voters in the United States, and even a growing number of Republicans, The Telegraph shows how he might soon be more alone in the world:

Gordon Brown is prepared to risk the future of the “special relationship” with the United States by reversing Tony Blair’s support for the Iraq war, President George W Bush has been warned.

He has been briefed by White House officials to expect an announcement on British troop withdrawals from Mr Brown during his first 100 days in power. It would be designed to boost the new prime minister’s popularity in the opinion polls.

The President recently discussed with a senior White House adviser how to handle the fallout from the expected loss of Washington’s main ally in Iraq, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.

Details of the talks came as a close ally of Mr Brown called for a quicker withdrawal of British troops. Nigel Griffiths, a former minister, said: “We should get out of Iraq as soon as is practicable. We should consult the Iraqi government – but they cannot have a veto. This cannot be delayed.”

Mr Griffiths, who resigned as deputy leader of the Commons this year over the decision to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system, spoke out as reports suggested that Mr Brown would use an early trip to Iraq to reassess Britain’s role and accelerate the withdrawal. Revelation of the US fears will reinforce expectations in Westminster that Mr Brown will make a decisive break with Mr Blair’s support for the war.

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  1. 1
    citizen says:

    its ok they can leave and the new conservative leader of france can put troops in 4 us

  2. 2
    citizen says:

    and carter saying anything agout forgin pollicy is a joke in its self

  3. 3
    Ron Chusid says:

    Citizen,

    You really think Sarkozy is going to send in troops? I don’t know enough about him to predict what he will do, but I find that doubtful, especially after he recently praised Chirac for keeping France out of the war.

    There is a certain irony that perhaps the biggest supporter for the war in the French government is his Foreign Minister–a socialist.

    Jimmy Carter was certainly far from our best President, but was far better than George Bush, who many historians believe will be considered among the worst Presidents ever. Having won a Nobel Peace Prize does give Carter more credibility than Bush.

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    citizen says:

    u said all that about reagan too but after all the histaria past and tme went on we all know reagan is one of our top five easy.carter was the first american president to show weekness to muslim facists iran. wich kidnapped our people with no responce held them hostage. that was the reason we had to start funding saddam in the first place to counter them. no i think carter is solidified as one of the worst 5 pres ever bush is yet to be seen.

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    citizen says:

    i was kidding about the french troops. but he ran on a pro amicarian campain against a anti war socialist and one.

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