Japanese Leader Urges Troop Withdrawal

Ichiro Ozawa, newly elected head of the Democratic Party of Japan indicated he would introduce a bill that would cease having members of the Self Defense Troops from serving any further in Iraq. “U>S. President Bush started the war in Afghanistan,” said Ozawa, “with no concern for the United Nations and the international community.”

There has been a dramatic shift in Japanese politics in last week’s election which placed the Democratic Party in charge of the upper house of parliament for the first time in fifty years. George Bush never bothered to develop a sense of international involvement in Iraq and he is now paying the consequences.