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The Cleaner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:42 PM
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General Pace & Joint Chiefs: Another Troop Buildup in Iraq Possible

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military's top general said Monday that the Joint Chiefs of Staff is weighing a range of possible new directions in Iraq, including, if President Bush deems it necessary, an even bigger troop buildup.

Making no predictions, Marine Gen. Peter Pace revealed that he and the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force are obliged to consider various troop-level scenarios before September, when Bush will receive an assessment of the Iraq situation from his top commander there, Gen. David Petraeus.

"We're (doing) the kind of thinking that we need to do and be prepared for whatever it's going to look like two months from now," he said in an interview with two reporters traveling overnight with him from Washington aboard an Air Force C-17 cargo jet.

"That way, if we need to plus up or come down" in numbers of troops in Iraq, then the details will have been studied and the military services will be in position to carry out whatever policy Bush chooses, Pace said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070716/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq... ;_ylt=Apj8zl1BIXV9f.2syQN7oQjMWM0F
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:43 PM
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1. Good luck with that one boys.
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:44 PM
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2. This is insane... when will this end? n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:46 PM
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3. Gen. Peter Pace is a politician wrapped up in generals garb.
The U.S. military's top general said Monday that the Joint Chiefs of Staff is weighing a range of possible new directions in Iraq, including, if President Bush deems it necessary, an even bigger troop buildup.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:47 PM
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4. We gotta have 'em close by when we bomb Iran,
doncha' know. :sarcasm:
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:50 PM
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5. Peter "Gotmykneepadsson" Pace is a puppet.
All the real Generals have "retired".
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:50 PM
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6. I think we've run out of new recruits and reserves to send. Guess
they've found more money for the blackwater gang. And, if that's the case, send the non mercenaries home!

:nuke:
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