The president’s call for more troops comes less than two months after Gen. John Abizaid, the outgoing head of the U.S. Central Command, said that such an increase would not help matters in Iraq. It thus marks a clear break with Mr. Bush’s frequent assertion that he would rely on his commanders to determine optimum force levels.
The idea of an increase goes, as well, against the recommendation of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, which had called for the withdrawal by early next year of most U.S. combat units from Iraq.
But hey, Bill Kristol, Fred Kagan and General Keane all think it's a good idea, so...
God forbid Bush listen to the professional military people.
Do you think he'll sue the Iraq Study Group for non-performance, since he's doing the opposite of what they said?Posted by Linkmeister at January 10, 2007 10:06 AM | TrackBack