Iceland to withdraw its soldier from Iraq
No, that's not a typo in the title of this post - Iceland is withdrawing its soldier (singular) from Iraq.
Iceland Melts in the Baghdad Heat
By Spencer Ackerman - September 14, 2007, 2:17 PM
We had come so close to finding 34 of President Bush's 36 countries with troops in Iraq. But now it appears we won't be at 34 for long: next month, Iceland, part of the NATO mission to Iraq, is pulling out its one lone soldier. From the Iceland Review, last week:
Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir has decided to remove an Icelandic Crisis Response Unit (ICRU) member from a NATO training program for the Iraqi army in Baghdad next month, causing disappointment among NATO leaders.
The ICRU member has been working in Baghdad for the last two years, primarily as a media representative, and will cease working there October 1, Morgunbladid reports.
(Thx to TPM Reader HT.)
If Bush is right about us needing to stay in Iraq to fight terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them here, then there's gonna be a spike in terrorist activity in Iceland.
Good night, funny man, and thanks for the laughter.