Iraq 'needs Aussie army'

SYDNEY - There are no plans to withdraw Australia's 1400 troops from Iraq, Prime Minister John Howard said yesterday after a visit to Baghdad.

SYDNEY - There are no plans to withdraw Australia's 1400 troops from Iraq, Prime Minister John Howard said yesterday after a visit to Baghdad.

"What Iraq and her people need now is time, not a timetable.

"They seek our patience, not political positioning," he said. - Sapa

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