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Bush Loves the Surge So Much...

...that he's going to do it again! Oh, and he's not bringing the first deployment home.

San Francisco Chronicle story:

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.


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Comments (2)

Steve Crickmore:

Successive surges..It's beginning to sound like (I dare anyone in the Bush administration to utter the word) an escalation of the war, pure and simple.

Paul Hamilton:

Yep. His supporters keep telling us that since the troops for The Surge aren't on the ground yet, we can't judge its success. And yet, Bush is planning on sending twice as many troops now.

So what does that say about HIS confidence in things?


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