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Old 05-22-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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Bush Starts "Second Surge" to Double Number of Troops in Iraq

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Bush could double force by Christmas

Stewart M. Powell, Hearst Newspapers

Tuesday, May 22, 2007
U.S. Troops in Iraq. Associated Press and Chronicle Graphic

(05-22) 04:00 PDT Washington -- The Bush administration is quietly on track to nearly double the number of combat troops in Iraq this year, an analysis of Pentagon deployment orders showed Monday.

The little-noticed second surge, designed to reinforce U.S. troops in Iraq, is being executed by sending more combat brigades and extending tours of duty for troops already there.

The actions could boost the number of combat soldiers from 52,500 in early January to as many as 98,000 by the end of this year if the Pentagon overlaps arriving and departing combat brigades.

Separately, when additional support troops are included in this second troop increase, the total number of U.S. troops in Iraq could increase from 162,000 now to more than 200,000 -- a record-high number -- by the end of the year.

The numbers were arrived at by an analysis of deployment orders by Hearst Newspapers.

"It doesn't surprise me that they're not talking about it," said retired Army Maj. Gen. William Nash, a former U.S. commander of NATO troops in Bosnia, referring to the Bush administration. "I think they would be very happy not to have any more attention paid to this."

The first surge was prominently announced by President Bush in a nationally televised address on Jan. 10, when he ordered five more combat brigades to join 15 brigades already in Iraq.

The buildup was designed to give commanders the 20 combat brigades Pentagon planners said were needed to provide security in Baghdad and western Anbar province.

Since then, the Pentagon has extended combat tours for units in Iraq from 12 months to 15 months and announced the deployment of additional brigades.

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All that Bush has to offer is war and terrorism.
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If he wants more troops there, why not take his daughters to the nearest recruiter?
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If he wants more troops there, why not take his daughters to the nearest recruiter?
Because he's like our friend Diamond - he think's war is just a fucking video game.
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If he wants more troops there, why not take his daughters to the nearest recruiter?

I hope you're not serious. You are aware that there is not a draft, right? We have an all volunteer military. As a matter of fact, I believe it was your pal Congressman Rangel proposing a draft not too long ago.

If the daughters dont want to join the military, they dont have to. It is not the job or responsibility of any president's children to carry out their father's policy.
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I hope you're not serious. You are aware that there is not a draft, right? We have an all volunteer military. As a matter of fact, I believe it was your pal Congressman Rangel proposing a draft not too long ago.

If the daughters dont want to join the military, they dont have to. It is not the job or responsibility of any president's children to carry out their father's policy.
I hope you're not serious that I'm not serious. Because I'm serious! Obviously I'm aware there isn't a draft. And what the hell, when did I ever say I supported Rangel? You need to chill out with your assumptions about me.
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You are aware that there is not a draft, right?
Even if there was a draft, the rich and powerful would evade it, as Bush did.

As well as being a lying war criminal terrorist, Bush is also a draft dodger.
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Even if there was a draft, the rich and powerful would evade it, as Bush did.

As well as being a lying war criminal terrorist, Bush is also a draft dodger.
President Bush has not lied. I assume you're referring to the WMDs that were not found. We have satellite footage of ships carrying them to other countries. And in the time leading up to the invasion, which Saddam knew was coming, you dont think he would have moved them?

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We have satellite footage of ships carrying them to other countries.
Post it if ya got it.
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We have satellite footage of ships carrying them to other countries.
Show us. I want to see satellite footage that shows ships carrying WMDs to other countries. I just don't believe we have it. Cause if we did, you could be damn well sure the Bush administration would've been trumping that up as the reason they didn't find it in Iraq.

By any chance, is this satellite footage from the same batch that Colin Powell used in his UN address?

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And in the time leading up to the invasion, which Saddam knew was coming, you dont think he would have moved them?
And in the time leading up to the invasion, which we knew Saddam knew was coming, you don't think we'd have been tracking any movements in order to catch WMDs leaving the country?

Wait. Given this administration's incompetence, perhaps that's asking too much.
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We have satellite footage of ships carrying them to other countries.
You've got to be kidding...
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We have satellite footage of ships carrying them to other countries. And in the time leading up to the invasion, which Saddam knew was coming, you dont think he would have moved them?
This must be news from an alternate universe. Maybe they had artists' renderings of fictitious ships.
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This must be news from an alternate universe.
I bet it's nice there.
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