Leave aside (for the moment, anyway) the obvious slant of this Independent story — just read it for the facts:
The United States accepts that to avoid humiliating failure in Iraq it needs to bring its forces quickly under international control and speed the handover of power, Javier Solana, the European Union foreign policy chief, has said. Decisions along these lines will be made in the “coming days”, Mr Solana told The Independent.
The comments, signalling a major policy shift by the US, precede President George Bush’s state visit this week to London, during which he and Tony Blair will discuss an exit strategy for forces in Iraq.
Anyone seen another report on this? If true, it’s big.
And a very, very stupid idea.