Recently, I found a nice summary of Non-US Forces in Iraq. Let me summarize the summary:
- Six countries (besides America) have over 1,000 troops in Iraq.
- Two countries have between 500 and 1,000 troops in Iraq.
- Thirteen countries have between 100 and 500 troops in Iraq.
- Seven countries have fewer than 100 troops in Iraq.
Norway has ten people there; Moldova has twelve. Those kinds of contributions make me wonder if someone at the White House said to them, "just send some token support, so we can say that another country is contributing." Then again, maybe those countries have hardly any military, and a dozen bodies is a major commitment for them; I really know nothing about their armies.