Saturday, January 06, 2007
Bush Digs A New Surge
The US Army sent out 5100 letters to officers who had recently left the service, urging them to return to active duty. No problem, right? Well, there was one small problem. 75 of them were killed and 200 were wounded in action. The problem is Bush is pushing for 20,000 more troops for his surge, and there are only only 9000 troops available (Advocates for a surge state that 30,000 troops are needed to bring security to Baghdad). While the Army has apologized to the families of the deceased, the Shithead-in-chief never apologizes.
Sen. Joe Biden has said privately, officials in the Bush administration have conceded the war unwinnable, but want to extend it so the fall of the Green Zone falls on another president's watch. Then, one can imagine, Bush, looking smug and licking his lips saying how he could have won the war of he had the support of the Democrats in Congress, the liberal media, and if every American had bought more of those yellow ribbon magnets for their vehicles. That is where the blame for the failure will fall, on the Democrats in Congress, not on the people who invaded without a strategy, and who were unable to acheive a modicum of success in three years of blundering. The Democrats, perhaps sensing they are being set-up as the fall guys, oppose sending any more troops to Iraq. Meanwhile, in his weakly radio address, Bush failed to mention Iraq, or his "new" plan for "victory" at all, instead focusing on his "No Child Left Behind" program.