Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bush May Be Planning Second Surge

Hearst Newspapers is reporting in the San Francisco Chronicle that Bush is quietly on track to nearly double the number of combat troops in Iraq by years end.

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.

This analysis was done by Hearst Newspapers using Pentagon deployment orders.

This could be the normal result of overlapping deployments.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. Carl S. Ey said there was no effort by the Army to carry out "a secret surge" beyond the 20 combat brigades ordered by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
"There isn't a second surge going on; we've got what we've got," Ey said. "The idea that there are ever going to be more combat brigades in theater in the future than the secretary of defense has authorized is pure speculation."
I think some healthy speculation is called for here. Mr. Bush doesn't have a lot of credibility where it comes to Iraq. He certainly wasn't honest in the run-up to war and his administration of the war has been grossly incompetent.

Boosting the number of combat brigades in Iraq from the agreed upon 20 to 28 would be just the sort of thing he would do in an attempt to salvage his presidency and his legacy.

Jim Martin

Thanks to The Populist and The Blog Report for the link.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doubling is what he wanted in his famous speech. He said he ahd boubled the size of CIA and planned the same for PC.

Since that speech Rep Kucinich, Dennis J, has sponsored H.R.808 Department of Peace and Non Violence and H.RES.333 for Plame and her PC husband. He also is sponsoring this group(http://servenext.org/PresidentialPledge.pdf) and doubling the number of volunteers(http://www.servenext.org/theneed.html).

The dems have latched on to the original Bush speech and now are sponsoring legislation that comes from the speech, except for the creation of new federal jobs through agencies line Department of Peace.

So, alot of article say double the number of troops for the surge, but it looks like dems have already picked this throught their legislation for new federal jobs.

2:44:00 PM  
Blogger The Populist said...

Hmmmm... same dude posted on my blog too... Maybe it's a Republican operative?

4:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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a man called intrepid, by him william stevenson

inside the company, a cia diary by him phillip agee.

this book teach ameriki basic technique of the mind control.

8:35:00 PM  

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