Monday, December 17, 2007

Oh, no! Here once more we go!

posted by Bill Arnett @ 1:09 PM Permalink

From the Washington today comes this:
With violence on the decline in Iraq but on the upswing in Afghanistan, President Bush is facing new pressure from the U.S. military to accelerate a troop drawdown in Iraq and bulk up force levels in Afghanistan, according to senior U.S. officials.

Administration officials said the White House could start to debate the future of the American military commitment in both Iraq and Afghanistan as early as next month. Some Pentagon officials are urging a further drawdown of forces in Iraq beyond that envisioned by the White House, which is set to reduce the number of combat brigades from 20 to 15 by the end of next summer. At the same time, commanders in Afghanistan are looking for several additional battalions, helicopters and other resources to confront a resurgent Taliban movement.
Then they give away the fact that bush will again lose by stating:
[…] They say Bush will listen closely to his military commanders on the ground before making any decisions on troops…
Clearly, we're screwed.

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