The Irish Times, on the stampede to get out of Iraq:
"El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua provided 900 troops to the Spanish-speaking Plus Ultra Brigade which was headed by Spain. Honduras said it would definitely withdraw its 400 troops. Nicaragua has already pulled out by not replacing its 115 troops because of a lack of funds.
"The US State Department spokesman, Mr Richard Boucher, insisted that El Salvador was 'holding fast,' as he put it."
Thanks to Antiwar.com for the link.