Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Aug.’08 / 16:36
President Saakashvili said Georgia was pulling out its troops from Iraq amid, what he called, an open military aggression by Russia in South Ossetia.
“One brigade of the Georgian armed forces is in Iraq and we are calling its back tomorrow,” Saakashvili said in a live interview with CNN on August 8.
Georgia has 2,000 well-trained troops stationed in Iraq.
When asked by an anchor what would he ask to President Bush to do for Georgia, Saakashvili responded, that Georgia now was in the same situation as Finland was in 1939 when the Soviet Union attacked it. “It seems adventures are back… It seems that freedom and human rights are endangered again,” he added.
“This is the moment of truth for everybody, for President Bush, for the United States, for the rest of western world… This is really a crucial moment for history of Europe and high time to wake up for everybody