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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:33 PM
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Options sought for surge in U.S. Troops.....You keep hearing about this, is it real??????
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/121606Y.shtml


Options Sought for Surge in US Troops to Stabilize Iraq
By David E. Sanger and Michael R. Gordon
The New York Times

Saturday 16 December 2006

Washington - Military planners and White House budget analysts have been asked to provide President Bush with options for increasing American forces in Iraq by 20,000 or more. The request indicates that the option of a major "surge" in troop strength is gaining ground as part of a White House strategy review, senior administration officials said Friday.

Discussion of increasing the number of American troops, at least temporarily, has coursed through Washington for two months, as a possible way to reverse the deteriorating security situation in Baghdad. But the decision to ask the Joint Chiefs of Staff to specify where the additional forces could be found among overstretched Army, Marine and National Guard units, and to seek a cost estimate from the White House Office of Management and Budget, signifies a turn in the debate.

Officials said that the options being considered included the deployment of upwards of 50,000 additional troops, but that the political, training and recruiting obstacles to an increase larger than 20,000 to 30,000 troops would be prohibitive.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:45 PM
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1. see the ABC breaking in Latest
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:46 PM
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2. shame on anyone who ever voted for that bastard
they must see now that the will of the people means NOTHING to this psycho
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