Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another Good Photo Op

Remember this?

Well having discovered that being surrounded by members of the military is a good photo op he is now going to unveil his magnificently grand and stupendously great plan for Afghanistan at West Point.
The president says the American people will support his strategy once they understand the perils of losing the war.

Hmmm, hey numbnuts, some of us have known for a long time what the stakes are in this war and it didn't take us 3 months. Three months during which you had a drive by meeting with the commander on the ground, which was sandwiched in between fund raisers, parties, golf games and jetting off around the globe to apologize for being number 1.

The part that really grinds my gears however is leaked reports say he is going to commit 34,000 troops to Afghanistan. What seems to be lost on all the experts is that the current troop level in Afghanistan is 68,000. A tour of duty is 12 months. If he is promising 34,000 troops over a six month period then that simply works out to the normal rotation of soldiers in and out of theater.

Can anybody provide me with evidence that the 34,000 will be a net increase and not merely normal rotations?

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