Pentagon official agrees with Nitpicker
Yet even Scarborough can't dress up the aimless nature of the impending escalation in Iraq.
The U.S. Army is studying a number of options for surging troops into Iraq if President Bush picks that approach as his centerpiece for a new war strategy, military officials said yesterday.Atrios has been saying all along that, no matter how much Bush might pretend to be "considering all options," withdrawal isn't one of them. As I've been saying, those who support escalation are so deluded they actually seem to think "MORE TROOPS!" is all the plan they need.
One official who was sent the briefing slides for various surge options said he was struck with the lack of new ideas after an intense three-month review process inside the Bush administration. "Some of this stuff is what the old Coalition Provisional Authority looked at," said the official, referring to the U.S. government organization that ran Iraq from 2003 to 2004.
Repeat after me: There's no plan in this plan.