Japan has announced that its troops are leaving Iraq. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi announced this decision just days before he visited President Bush -- and Graceland.
Japan has thus joined a long list of countries no longer willing to participate in the coalition of the willing. Italy announced something similar in May. Just follow my old links and you can find posts about Spain, the Ukraine, Honduras, the Philippines, etc.
According to news reports that have been much-discussed in the past week or so, the US may be in the "cut and run" crowd by the fall elections.
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