GOP senator predicts troop decrease in fall

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    cont ... http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070527-111503-2313r.htm

    Sorry, but I must be completely missing the boat on this one. A 6-month "surge" will accomplish exactly WHAT?
     
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    about as little, long term, as a twelve month surge or a twenty-four month surge would.

    I think the only consequences that Sessions is considering this surge would alter are domestic political consequences here at home.

    In Iraq, I firmly believe that the bad guy are gonna "mix it up" whenever we decide to leave.... the only consequence that will be substantively different between our leaving in six months or leaving in two years will be the number of American casualties.
     
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    I could maybe see a 24-month increase, without telegraphing the time-limit issue to the enemy. Six months military-wise is barely enough time to stand-up and get into the field before withdrawing.
     
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    They will probably make noises like they are going to do this for the upcoming election.

    They will start pulling some into Afganistan for a short time to show the Iraq numbers are decreasing and then send them back right after the elections are over.
     
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    You OBVIOUSLY don't know a DAMNED thing about military deployment.:lol:
     
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    The attempt is to give enough security that the training of Iraqi troops would be able to be sped up, thus allowing us to leave sooner.

    Amazingly it was part of that report that the Ds were attempting to use to bash Bush with when it came out. Now that he is implementing ideas from that report they conveniently forget that he is doing as they advised.
     
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    So much for THAT stance. They'll have to hurry up and alter it to reflect opposition to whatever Bush is doing.

    I got money says before it's all over, they'll be blaming Bush for leaving Iraq.:cool:
     
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    Only for not leaving earlier.

    He wont leave it anyway.

    He plans on leaving the mess to a Dem and blaming them for the mess left behind.
     
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    Whoever gets elected should be expected to provide whatever leadership is required to "fix the mess". If you are implying that the Dems cannot or will not do that, then why should we vote for ANY candidate from that party?
     
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    Kill more americans and iraqis...

    so uhhh, gunny? how long do you want the surge to go on? Longer than six months? Permanently? Wouldn't that then be called an escalation rather than a surge?
     

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