Iraq war update

The Bush administration threatened to lay off up to 150,000 civilian workers at military bases in mid-December if Congress does not approve unrestricted Iraq funding immediately, around 60% of all foreign militants who entered Iraq to fight over the past year came from two of America’s allies- Saudi Arabia and Libya, a former top US commander in Iraq has come out in support of withdrawing most combat troops by the end of next year, and Al Qaeda insurgents disguised as members of a Sunni alliance council attacked the council’s headquarters outside Baghdad leaving at least 18 people dead.

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