The White House scolded the Philippines Thursday for deciding to pull its forces out of Iraq ahead of schedule to save the life of a Filipino hostage, saying the move sent “the wrong signal” to terrorists. “It’s disappointing to see a decision that sends the wrong signal to terrorists,” the US spokesman, Scott McClellan, said. “You cannot negotiate with terrorists or make a separate peace with them. And we understand that [the Philippines decided] to withdraw [its] 51-man troop ahead of schedule,” McClellan added.Full Story
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