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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:38 PM
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AP: Pentagon Maps Plans for Iraq Surge
Pentagon Maps Plans for Iraq Surge

Friday December 29, 2006 10:01 PM

By LOLITA C. BALDOR

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Bush mulls over possible changes in Iraq policy,
military planners are mapping out a number of options for a surge of U.S. troops,
if that is one of the decisions he makes.

Pentagon officials said Friday that any surge of forces into Iraq would be done
by extending units currently there, moving units into Iraq earlier than planned,
or shifting them from other locations around the world.

The most immediate and likely move would be to shift the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne
Division from Kuwait - where it is expected to deploy early next month - into Iraq,
said the officials, who requested anonymity because no decisions have been made.

-snip-

Several officials said that military planners have been working on an array of options,
but no one will know what units could be affected until the president decides how
many troops he needs, and how quickly they have to be in Iraq.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6310399...
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:39 PM
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1. Will the Iraqis have enough notice to purchase flowers?
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:42 PM
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2. and candy?
??
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:42 PM
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3. Ah yes ..... Here come the flowers ....
But what about the shortage of Flower-Proof Vests ? .. :sarcasm: ...

Ok .... I ripped that off from Stewart or Colbert or Letterman or Leno ....
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:00 PM
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4. OOps!
looks like one arrow of strategy is circling the country of Iran. How did that plan get in there?
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:21 PM
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5. And the purpose of this would be what exactly?
Winning the war on terror?

Ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction?

Making Iraq safe for democracy?

Some ahole on TV said the American people would give dimson another six months to show how he could resolve matters in Iraq. If I were Congress, I'd give him six days.
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