A Fraying Coalition?

A month after the U.S. handed sovereignty back to the Iraqis, the violence persists. Terrorists detonated a massive car bomb in Baqubah last week, killing 70 people and injuring dozens more, while insurgents kidnapped a fresh batch of foreign nationals. Amid the violence, another U.S. ally may be pulling out: Ukraine is considering withdrawing its 1,650 soldiers from the coalition forces in Iraq, which include 140,000 U.S. soldiers.

No wonder Secretary of State Colin Powell paid a visit to Hungary and urged its officials--and those of nine other East European states--not to go "weak in the knees" over Iraq. Hungary has...

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