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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:59 AM
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US 'troop boost in Iraq likely'


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6184965.stm

US 'troop boost in Iraq likely'

Last Updated: Saturday, 16 December 2006, 01:32 GMT


Nearly 3,000 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq since 2003
US President George W Bush is likely to boost troop levels in Iraq next year, an administration official has said.

Up to 25,000 more troops could be deployed to try to help end the violence, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The comments come a day after prominent Republican John McCain called for up to 30,000 more troops to be sent to Iraq.

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In Iraq, the country's biggest humanitarian organisation has accused US troops of attacking its offices and vehicles.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:16 AM
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1. Repeating the mistakes of Viet Nam without the rain. n/t
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:35 AM
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2. How soon * and the neocons have forgotten the message the PEOPLE
sent him in November.

We must impeach both * and Mary's father to end this insanity.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:40 AM
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3. Bush hasn't forgotten the message. That's why he's sending more troops
The worst thing in Bush's feeble little mind is to look like he's caving in. He'll probably send in more troops just to show that he will not be bossed around by James Baker or the voters.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:32 PM
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6. Yes, the hard core right winger Neo-Cons now see Jim Baker as their enemy.
Talk about "through the looking glass." :wow: :eyes:
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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:43 AM
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4. He knows he has a little time.
The Bushies don't see the elecion as a message from the people. They see it as "they still have the presidency." The election being over just buys them some time before they have to be accountable to the people again. They can do whatever dirty, stupid thing they want to do for at least six more months into 2007. What have they got to lose?

The troops have something to lose. The Iraqis have something to lose. The American people have something to lose. Bush and the GOP don't. So they are going to do the thing that might bring them some gain, regardless of the risk and loss to everyone else.

That has been the pattern. That is why there is a conflict of interest between the leader of the country and the country he has been given control of. There are good options for the country that would leave Bush in the stinking dustbin of history. Bush won't consider those options.

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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:37 PM
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7. An evil war criminal
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:21 PM
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5. One of GW Bush's last official acts will be to increase troops in Iraq
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 12:22 PM by tabasco
by a large amount. These fuckers do not want to give up the goose that lays golden eggs.

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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:18 PM
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8. GW Bush's last official act will be to pardon himself.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:26 PM
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9. Interesting point. Why didn't Nixon do this if it is possible?
Well, there's always a first time so GW BUSH will probably be it.
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