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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:12 AM
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Waist Deep in Iraq Mess, Bush Presses On
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 11:37 AM by Skinner
On Native Ground
by Randolph T. Holhut
American Reporter Correspondent
Dummerston, Vt.
DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- It's tough to definitively designate the single stupidest statement ever uttered by President Bush, but his recent ill-advised challenge to the Iraqis who have been attacking U.S. forces - "Bring them on!" - would certainly be near the top of the list.

Between accidents and attacks, troops are dying in Iraq at the rate of a soldier a day. Some - like Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld - may think this casualty rate is relatively benign. snip

Few believed that the aftermath of the war would go smoothly, especially given the now-evident lack of planning for the postwar transition by the Bush team.

There are now about 150,000 soldiers and support personnel in Iraq. The so-called "Coalition of the Willing" that supported Gulf War II has contributed 12,000 troops, most of them British. There's talk of other nations sending in troops, but even in a best case scenario, it would amount to another 20,000 - far short of the 60,000 that the Pentagon is looking for.



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