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Will others follow Spain to the exit?

On the streets of Najaf, the Spanish soldiers whose withdrawal Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero ordered Sunday will scarcely be missed – they account for less than 1 percent of the coalition troops in Iraq. But among US allies, the new Spanish leader’s decision will kindle new flames of doubt, threatening the coalition as governments rethink their commitment in the light of the flaring violence in Iraq and the country’s uncertain future. US hopes of persuading NATO to play a role in southern Iraq, for example, appear dimmed.Full Story

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