To those who believe that getting the troop levels just right
will fix the problems of Iraq: If you think this is truly a national problem on par with the threat of WWII that must be won militarily, then why are you suggesting fiddling with troop levels through extensions and adjusted deployment schedules? Why isn't the suggestion that we ramp up overall troop levels and send the vast majority of those troops to the "central front in the war on terror" not for a year or 15 months, but until the war is "over"
? There was no arbitrary time limit on how long a soldier would serve during WWII.
If they believed what they repeatedly argued, the Magic Number Theorists would quit trying to sell a small "surge" of troops (which they inexplicably seem to think the American public will buy) and just ask that we send them all.