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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:36 PM
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U.S. military says Iraq troop "surge" has ended --but that's false.
Pre-surge troops number: 132,000
Today's number: 147,000
DId they forget 15,000 troops?

U.S. military says Iraq troop "surge" has ended
7/22/08

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq that President George W. Bush ordered last year has ended after the last of five additional combat brigades left the country, a U.S. military spokesman said on Tuesday.

The remaining troops from that brigade departed over the weekend, leaving just under 147,000 American soldiers in Iraq, the spokesman said.

"The final elements of the surge brigade have now left, getting out a few days ahead of schedule," he said.

The U.S. military had 20 combat brigades in Iraq at its peak in 2007, with troop levels around 160,000-170,000.

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:38 PM
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1. escalation
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:06 PM
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2. That Means We WON
We WON................what did we win?

:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :hi:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:17 PM
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3. Winning means we get to stay forever, silly!
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