Friday, January 05, 2007


From the January 2 edition of NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams:

MIKLASZEWSKI: Administration officials told us late today that President Bush has now all but decided to surge those additional combat troops into Baghdad to try to get control over the violence there, and only then could they accelerate the turnover of territory to Iraqi security forces. Fact is, they're just not up to the task yet.

The plan would also throw more U.S. money at Iraq for reconstruction and a jobs program. Now, interestingly enough, one administration official admitted to us today that this surge option is more of a political decision than a military one because the American people have simply run out of patience and President Bush is running out of time to achieve some kind of success in Iraq. And while this plan will clearly draw some stiff opposition up on Capitol Hill, the president is expected to announce it a week from today.


Blogger sexyretard said...

Absolutely fascinating. Was there some argument about a "critical mass" of soldiers at which point the fighting in Vietnam got less deadly for American soldiers?

The ground occupation is just not working. We do not need more soldiers on the ground, we need more bombs coming from the air. Or else get out entirely, but this just isn't working. Bush reminds me of a very bad golfer who decides that the cure for his bad game isn't lessons but rather trying to hit the ball harder.

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