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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:40 AM
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Army near breaking point, while bush plays with himself
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/12/14/national/main...

(CBS/AP) As President Bush weighed new strategies for Iraq, the Army's top general warned Thursday that his force "will break" without thousands more active duty troops and greater use of the reserves.

Noting the strain put on the force by operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker said he wants to grow his half-million-member Army beyond the 30,000 troops already added in recent years.

Though he didn't give an exact number, he said it would take significant time and commitment by the nation, noting some 6,000 to 7,000 soldiers could be added per year.

But as CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports, increasing the size of the Army might not help any time soon. It would take a full year to recruit and train 6,000 new troops.

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:45 AM
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1. "Have one one me. Oil & Munitions profits are way up." - Commander AWOL
"Whoooopeee.! Oh, and too bad about your sons and daughters in uniforms and all the dead Iraqis and stuff. Why don't you citizens just shut up and sit down. I'm the deciderer and stuff."

- Commander AWOL



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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:46 AM
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2. I wonder if Pelosi saying no impeachment within seconds after ...
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 04:47 AM by orpupilofnature57
..taking the reigns gave shrub even more of the Nero syndrome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:06 AM
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5. Maybe he believes there's enough doubt about how much
...truth he's been told (built in purposely) that he'd never be impeached. You know how he keeps saying he relies on what "his generals" tell him. And we know most anyone who speaks to him only tells him what he wants to hear.

I think Bush** should be impeached but I have grave doubts about how successful it'd be. Better chance at taking Cheney down since he's the puppet master.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:03 AM
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3. I must say that it is scary that he may re-do the Nat. Guard.
I wonder what he will go by? His re-doing anything has turned out to be 10 pounds of sh-- in a 5 pound bag. As a CEO he ranks zero.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:05 AM
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4. Hopefully America will realize thats what their voting for, a Manager
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 05:06 AM by orpupilofnature57
Not a savior,though we could use one now.
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