Category Archives: Troop Deployment
According to the LAT, via TruthOut, Bush plans on ramping up the American troop strength in Afghanistan. I really want to know how our Idiot-in-Chief plans on doing this. From the writeup:
Zagreb, Croatia – President Bush told a NATO summit that the United States would increase its number of troops in Afghanistan, administration officials said Friday, as the president sought to assure partners of Washington’s long-term commitment to the campaign.
Gates has admitted we are at the bottom of the barrel as far as how many troops we can have spread all over the fucking globe. Apparently he didn’t make George aware of that tiny fact?
Also, this news is out this morning and it bodes well for the soldiers:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that the Bush administration plans to announce next week that U.S. soldiers’ combat tours will be reduced from 15 months to 12 months beginning later this summer.
The decision is expected to get final, formal approval in the coming days. And it comes as Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, prepares to deliver a progress report to Congress next week on the improved security situation in Iraq.
A senior administration official told the AP on Friday about the plans. The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement.
Ah..its all about the Petraeus dog and pony show coming up..I think I get it now.
This is so fucked up. I mean, really..the asshat in chief said he would veto it, so why the hell didn’t everyone who wants them home VOTE for the damn thing? They had nothing to friggin lose..From WaPo:
The Senate today turned back a measure to require that U.S. troops be given at least as much time at home as they spend on combat tours, shelving an amendment that supporters said was aimed at easing the strain of prolonged military deployments but that opponents argued was intended to undercut the Bush administration’s Iraq war policy.
The amendment to a defense programs bill, sponsored by Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), went down when it failed to receive the 60 votes needed for passage. The vote was 56 to 44. A similar measure offered by Webb in July also fell four votes short of the 60-vote threshold.
My heart breaks when I see this kind of shit..and my blood pressure goes through the roof. FOUR FUCKING VOTES SHORT. This is a travesty. Keep sending him the same damn bill..keep putting it up there..be as stubborn as the Asshat-in-Chief you nimrods.