Thursday, November 16, 2006
More Troops for Iraq?
The British newspaper, the Guardian reported that the Bush administration planned to increase the troop levels in Iraq, rather than the withdrawal that Democrats and indeed many Americans have been calling for. This truly stunned me, and would probably be about the gutsiest thing Bush has ever done. Would it work? Tough to say. Sen. McCain has been pushing this viewpoint for a while now, but Gen. Abizaid publicly disagreed with the utility of this strategy a few days ago. The best guess is noone knows - just like everything else that has happened in Iraq. It's a strategy even Republicans will be uncomfortable with, and could alternately viewed as an out-of-touch presidency, or a president who doesn't rule by opinion polls like his predecessor.