Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Second Assessment not going to Congress

I wonder what the thinking is at the pentagon these days? In for a penny in for a pound? JCS Chairman General Peter Pace is looking at the option of sending in a "second surge" of troops if needed. I know they like to make contingency plans for every possible situation, but a second surge of troops is pretty far fetched. Given the current state of this country, I think a second surge would be hard for anyone to swallow on the hill or even at the white house.

"Pace said earlier in Baghdad that the U.S. military is continuing various options for Iraq, including an even bigger troop buildup if President Bush thinks his ''surge'' strategy needs a further boost.
Pace said the chiefs of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force are developing their own assessment of the situation in Iraq, to be presented to Bush in September, that will be separate from a report to Congress that month by Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander for Iraq."

- Quoted from Times Article - http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Iraq-Pace.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Telling it as I see it!

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