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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:24 PM
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Pace: US Weighs Larger 'Surge' in Iraq
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8QDT5U80&show_...

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. military is weighing new directions in Iraq, including an even bigger troop buildup if President Bush thinks his "surge" strategy needs a further boost, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.
Marine Gen. Peter Pace revealed that he and the chiefs of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force are developing their own assessment of the situation in Iraq, to be presented to Bush in September. That will be separate from the highly anticipated report to Congress that month by Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander for Iraq.

The Joint Chiefs are considering a range of actions, including another troop buildup, Pace said without making any predictions. He called it prudent planning to enable the services to be ready for Bush's decision.

The military must "be prepared for whatever it's going to look like two months from now," Pace said in an interview with two reporters traveling with him to Iraq from Washington.

"That way, if we need to plus up or come down" in numbers of troops in Iraq, the details will have been studied, he said.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:25 PM
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1. where will they get the troops?
When will the military mutiny?
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:30 PM
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3. I Know Some Children Of Certain Presidents And Members of Congress...
...who are of the correct age.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:28 PM
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2. OH GREAT! Now we're talking about 5 or 6 tours per soldier!
Who the hell is telling Pace his supply is unlimited?
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:31 PM
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5. 1 year tours with a weekend off in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait in between.
Dicks. All I have left to say are curse words.

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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:31 PM
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4. how does increasing your failed strategy equate to "weighing new directions"?
WTF is wrong with these people? Nevermind, I don't have the time to read the never ending response to that question.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:34 PM
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11. Wasn't this Homophobic Asshole fired?
Isn't there a new War Monger in charge?
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:32 PM
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6. Isn't breitbart one of those RW link clearinghouses, Drudge wannabe?
Or am I thinking about something else?
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:34 PM
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10. Houston Chronicle?
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:32 PM
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7. Is this why the filibuster today?
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:33 PM
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8. "developing their own assessment" - meaning Patreas isn't going to say what
W wants to hear so he'll be "resigning" and Pace is more than happy to brown nose and take his place.

Is there a list somewhere of all the generals who "resigned" when they didn't say what was wanted?
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:34 PM
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9. Every day someone contradicts what someone said the day before.
Last week the word was the WH was being forced to consider pulling back. The week before the word was the surge was beginning to work and needed more time. Before that it was the annual midsummer bullshit line about drawing down to half strength in spring if progress is good enough.

They're all full-of-shit, all of the time.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:38 PM
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12. Could the increased number of Indians that Hillary wants to import
be used in Iraq? :sarcasm:

Not really, I want all troops removed from Iraq. FU*.


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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:42 PM
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13. Surge = Run-up for war with Iran
Surge = Splurge in Military Industrial Congressional ocmplex payoffs. Oh happy happy joy joy.
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long_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:03 PM
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14. too late. You can't dribble in troops like that.
Maybe if we had done what Powell and Shinseki wanted from the start it would have gone differently. Personally I think we just would have had a bigger mess but it's certainly too late to reinforce failure now.
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