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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:32 AM
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US commander may ask for more troops
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The top United States commander in the Middle East suggested he was likely to ask for another extension in the current troop levels in Iraq (news - web sites), now at 135,000, and might even ask for more troops beyond that.

The New York Times said Saturday Central Command head General John Abizaid had made clear in an interview that the security situation was liable to worsen as the June 30 deadline for handing over sovereignty to Iraq approached.

The general cited the likelihood of new insurgent attacks against American troops and expressed doubt about the current reliability of Iraqi security forces, the report said.



http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1511&nc...
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:54 AM
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1. Did the GOP say they could ask?
Our party run DOD would not ask unless the party said it was OK to my way of thinking.
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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:28 AM
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2. Tie promotions inversely to bloodshed
These military guys are hoping to get ahead by controlling a million people with 10,000 troops, even if it means killing 1,000 people.

Tell them they will be fired if more than 100 die. Then see if they don't suddenly want 25,000 troops instead.
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