Yesterday Bush said he was seeing "remarkable progress" in Iraq because of his surge. Yeah - remarkable progress on the day 9 U.S. soldiers were killed along, with over 140 Iraqi's. So if things are going so well then why are we increasing the surge by 33%?
The number of U.S. troops needed to carry out President George W. Bush's Iraq security plan could approach 30,000, significantly more than he projected in January, a senior Pentagon official said on Tuesday.
In testimony to the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England said U.S. military commanders in Iraq were requesting varying numbers of support troops to augment the additional 21,500 soldiers Bush has ordered into combat.
"At this point, our expectation is the number of ... troops could go above 21,500 by about 4,000, maybe as many as 7,000," England said.
There are nearly 140,000 U.S. troops already fighting in Iraq, where sectarian violence has thwarted American efforts to bring the 4-year-old war to a close.
Now why are we sending 7,000 more troops when the U.K. is pulling their troops out and trying to say "mission accomplished"? It appears as though the administration is furthering their lies about what is happening in Iraq.
It needs to stop now! Are you listening Democrats? It is time to stop being a bunch of pussies worrying about what might happen in 2008 if you take action now. People are dying and our countries defenses are weakening by the day. You have more than enough stuff to go after Bush on. When we got people like Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan saying it is time for serious talks like impeachment, then you need to rethink this position you are taking. You already have the blogosphere frustrated with your inactions. Remember Joe Lieberman's campaign? You really want to piss off this part of your base? You really want to go to the voters in 2008 and say "Hey - we know you gave us a mandate in 2006. We ignored it, but trust us again"? If you continue to play politics with Iraq, you are no better than the man who lied us into this war!