Bush Lied about Size of Escalation

Via AMERICAblog.

This is news in the sense that more troops than expected will be going to Iraq, more money will be thrown at the effort, and more people will likely end up dead or injured. It’s NOT exactly news that Bush has lied about his plans for increasing the size of his disaster:

President Bush and his new military chiefs have been saying for nearly a month that they would “surge” an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, in a last, grand push to quell the violence in Baghdad and in Anbar Province. But a new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the real troop increase could be as high as 48,000 — more than double the number the President initially said.

Defense Tech: Breaking: Double the Troops in “Surge” (Updated)

President Bush and his new military chiefs have been saying for nearly a month that they would “surge” an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, in a last, grand push to quell the violence in Baghdad and in Anbar Province. But a new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the real troop increase could be as high as 48,000 — more than double the number the President initially said.

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