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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:23 PM
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21,000 troops notified for Iraq deployment

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/14862814.htm

21,000 troops notified for Iraq deployment

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has notified about 21,000 Army soldiers and Marines that they are scheduled to be sent to Iraq late this year as part of the latest deployment rotation.

Four major combat brigades from Texas, Alaska and Colorado are scheduled to replace troops returning home from the war, the Pentagon said. Thus, the announcement does not signal an increase in troop strength in Iraq.

In a press release Tuesday, the Pentagon said the planned assignments could change depending on the conditions in Baghdad. The move comes as Pentagon officials and the Bush administration are under increasing pressure from Congress and the public to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Combined with last November's announcement of 92,000 American service members scheduled to go to Iraq in the 2006-2008 rotation, this would bring the total U.S. troop level to about 113,000 for that period. That is less than the approximately 138,000 average troop level for the past year, but more than military officials' goal of less than 100,000 by the end of the year.


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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:24 PM
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1. Fresh meat for the lion. eom
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:26 PM
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2. More $$$$ and Body Bags for the Bush Criminals and Pet Chimp
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grilled onions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:26 PM
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3. How Can They Be coming Home...
If we keep sending more of them over there? :crazy:
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:26 PM
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4. BUSH/CHENEY killing off more of our military.
Why?
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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:30 PM
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5. includes one 58 year old from Iowa
they just interviewed an Iowan who fought in Vietman and is going to Iraq and he's 58!!
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:01 PM
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7. Not in my name! Do not send a 58 year old Viet Nam Veteran to the
Bush HellHole!

If 58 is not too old - send Bush and Cheney too!

We need to stop this insanity now!
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:44 PM
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8. That is utter insanity.....58 years old...
They are destroying these men and women....
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:49 PM
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6. One more sign the Invasion of Iran is off
they've been holding off giving out these orders for a couple of months now. Seems they've finally made up their minds.

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Sadie5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:57 PM
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9. The part we will hear about
will be those coming home. Not the 21,000 that will replace them.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 09:17 PM
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10. Moving forward backwards together
or whatever the catch phrase is.
:argh:
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