The White House has scrapped its list of Iraq allies known as the 45-member "coalition of the willing," which Washington used to back its argument that the 2003 invasion was a multilateral action, an official said on Friday.
The senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the White House replaced the coalition list with a smaller roster of 28 countries with troops in Iraq sometime after the June transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government.
The official could not say when or why the administration did away with the list of the coalition of the willing.
Does this mean:
1) The inclusion of 17 members on that list was total bullshit, and the other 28 are just semi-bullshit?
2) 17 of them have since said "THIS is what we agreed to? What were we THINKING?" or
3) The U.S. decided that they didn't want Lower-Speckistan-or-whoever-they-are to call in markers for having donated half a dozen eggs and a frying pan to the Sacred Cause of Endless War?