The BBC states that:
Prime Minister Tony Blair has confirmed that 1,600 British troops will return from Iraq within the next few months.
Mr Blair told MPs the 7,100 serving troops would be cut to 5,500 shortly, with hopes that another 500 could leave by the end of summer.
Could it be that perhaps all operations are being scaled down? Nope, because
The proposed cut in numbers of British troops comes at the same time as 21,500 more US troops are being sent to Iraq.
I'm fairly cheesed off that decisions like this could be taken so lightly, but then again, I wouldn't put anything Blair and his cronies.