Friday, December 29, 2006

Pentagon official agrees with Nitpicker

There are several newspapers you can rely upon to be in the tank for the Bush administration and, of the journalists who work for those papers, no one who write has been more of a Bush cheerleader than Rowan Scarborough.

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.

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.
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.

Repeat after me: There's no plan in this plan.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who said that the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? Frankly, if we're going to do this thing "right", we need *at least* twice as many pairs of boots on Iraqi soil as there are now. Triple that number wouldn't hurt. That means a draft. You and I both know d--ned well that the political will just isn't there. We'll see the Bush Twins in boonie hats before that happens.

But, hey, put enough bandaids on that broken knee and it makes a cast, right?

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