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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Congress, Get a Move On!

Just came across this at DefenseTech.org, which is part of Military.com, a portal for the military and their families:
President Bush and his new military chiefs have been saying for nearly a month that they would "surge" an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, in a last, grand push to quell the violence in Baghdad and in Anbar Province. But a new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the real troop increase could be as high as 48,000—more than double the number the President initially said.

That's because the combat units that President Bush wants to send into hostile areas need to be backed up by support troops, "including personnel to staff headquarters, serve as military police, and provide communications, contracting, engineering, intelligence, medical, and other services," the CBO notes. ...

The story contains a link to the CBO study; be sure to read it.

The Washington bureau of the Knight-Ridder news service confirms the story.

Yesterday, or any recent yesterday, would've been the perfect time for Congress to stop Bush, but because it did no such thing, now would be acceptable. Actually, now would be imperative.


Snave said...

Why is Congress sitting on its collective butt and allowing this kookball to keep doing his own thing? Are they really THAT afraid of him? I don't think Bush has been crowned yet... no rumors of an upcoming coronation, right? So maybe it's time to DO SOMETHING before he starts having our military bomb Iran!!!

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

I think the Dems want to be cautious, but the time for caution is long past. It's making me crazy waiting for them to act.

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