Manila says it will withdraw troops from Iraq
Philippines agrees to pullout ‘as soon as possible’
MSNBC News Services
Updated: 10:37 p.m. ET July 12, 2004
Philippine officials held an emergency meeting on Tuesday on saving a hostage in Iraq amid confusion after a senior official visiting the Middle East said troops there would leave, but the military said no such orders had been received.
The meeting at the foreign affairs department comes after Qatar-based al-Jazeera television station showed Philippine deputy foreign minister Rafael Seguis offering to withdraw Philippine forces “as soon as possible.”
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Let's see, the Spanish, the Thais, and now the Filipinos. They are all beginning to realize they've been snookered by President Axis of Evil. I hope we can regain the credibility we've lost over the past four years.
I'm off to the mines. Later.