Wednesday :: Nov 29, 2006

More Reserve Units Headed Back To Iraq

by Steve

Things are so bad in Iraq that the Pentagon announced it will send 3500 reserve engineer troops to Baghdad, from amongst reserve units that have already done tours of duty in the country. And additional troops will be redirected from elsewhere in the country into Baghdad, presumably as part of the "Go Long" strategy of making an additional push to secure the city.

What kind of message does it send at home and abroad that we have to send 3500 reserve engineers to help secure the capitol months after the latest effort aimed at pacifying Baghdad failed?

This isn't exactly a great Merry Christmas message to the families here at home.

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