Friday :: Dec 15, 2006

Iraqis Reject Any American Troop Increase


by Steve

While John McCain agitates for more troops to be sent to Baghdad so he can blame America when we don’t listen to his wisdom, the Iraqis have told the Bush Administration that they reject any increase in troops and in fact want us to remove troops from the city.

The idea is also running into strong opposition in Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has flatly told Gen. George Casey, the top American military commander in Iraq, that he doesn't want more U.S. personnel deployed to the country, according to U.S. military officials. The U.S. sent thousands of additional combat personnel to Baghdad earlier this year in an attempt to quell the daily violence there, but American officials say Mr. Maliki has made clear that he wants to see those forces -- except for U.S. trainers and advisers -- moved out of the city.

But the Wise Man of the Apocalypse Knows Best.

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