Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Neverending Story

I couldn't watch "the speech" last night. The advance copies told me all I needed to know; the New Way Forward sounds just like Stay the Course. Today's news stories confirms those thoughts.

But here's what caught my eye:

At a briefing to add details about President Bush's new Iraq strategy, Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said he would recommend increasing the Army and Marine Corps by 92,000 troops over the next five years.
The military has been unable to meet the temporary increase in manpower authorized a couple of years ago during some of the worst fighting and loss of soldiers' lives. Now that the public has turned completely away from Bush's war and the McCain Doctrine of Escalation, how does the administration expect to meet these new troop levels?


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