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Friday, September 08, 2006

Iraq: NUMBER OF GIs IN IRAQ HITS HIGH FOR '06

Washington---The number of U.S. troops in Iraq rose to 145,000 this week, the highest since December and 15,000 more than a month ago.

***Then he'll start pulling out the troops in October, to make it appear that he is reducing the number of troops in Iraq. It's a Republican strategy for the elections. The Repubs what to make it look like things are getting better in Iraq!

Chicago Sun-Times
By: Pauline Jelinek
September 8, 2006

Defense Dept. spokesman Lt. Col. Todd Vician said Thursday the increase is temporary, and that it owes to a routine rotation of forces---that is, a bump in the numbers. Such a shift lasts for a matter of weeks, he said, as replacement troops arrive and overlaps with troops ending their tours and preparing to leave.

The number stood at about 130,000 in the final days of July, when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld temporarily extended the tours of some 3,500 Americans in an effort to stem escalating sectarian violence in the capital city of Baghdad.

***Which isn't working!


HANDOVER CEREMONY

Amid declining American public support for the war and growing calls from Congress for a phase troop withdrawal, Rumsfeld and Army Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, have repeatedly said that reduction in troops there depends on training Iraqi forces to take control of their country's security as well as political progress toward a stable, functioning government.

U.S.-led forces formally turned over control of Iraq's military command to the Shiite-led government Thursday.

***That's a joke! If you'll think back with me here, I'll explain! In 2005, Army Gen. George Casey said that the Iraqi forces had 3 divisions. (that could have even been in 2004). At the beginning of 2006, the same Genl. went to Capitol Hill and testified that the Iraqi forces had only 1 division! He was questioned why the last time he was there, he told them there were 3, now it's down to 1, what happened? He claims they either quit or went bad. So now, we're back to 1. What the hell kind of progress is that? Evidently, they probably aren't ready either, but they needed to be handed over because it's ANOTHER REPUBLICAN STRATEGY FOR THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS! MAN, THESE REPUBS ARE SOOOO PREDICTABLE!

But the ceremony in the heavily fortfied Green Zone only transferred authority for one of Iraq's ten divisions and its small air force and navy, and it remained unclear how quickly Iraqi forces would be prepared to take over security.

***Maybe they'll be able to hand over another division in about 2 years! This strategy is a joke! I hope you people are waking up out there! YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN A BUNCH OF LIARS!!!! AT LEAST CHANGE THE FACES OF THIS GROUP, WILL YA!

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