Thursday, January 11, 2007

Quick Rant on "Troop Surge"


Last night, Pres. Bush announced to the world that he will be adding 20,000 troops to secure the city of Baghdad.

Let's do the math!
These 20,000 troops will have to patrol in shifts. From my understanding, with an escalation such as this, you would need to take the total number of additional troops and divide it by 4 to get the actual number of the increase of soldiers patroling the area at any given time. That means that we are actualy increasing our patrol of Baghdad by 5,000 troops. Hmmmm?

At any given time NYC has over 45,000 police officers on duty, and they still cannot elliminate crime in New York. With the increase in troops in Baghdad, we will still have nowhere near that 45,000 and it only takes a few suicide bombers to wreak havok on the city. The longer this debacle continues, the more resentment we generate in the area. We have already succeeded in bringing about a new regime, and it is time we declare victory. We need to bring our soldiers home before thousands more die for people who hate us.


B.L. Sabob: now "completely heterosexual" said...

AmericaBlog made a good point about this. It appears carefully calculated to win some PR points even if its really accomplishing nothing....

CNN top national security correspondent mis-portrays Bush escalation policy
by John in DC - 1/11/2007 06:16:00 PM

Per CNN's correspondent, Jamie McIntyre, moments ago, speaking about the efficacy of Bush's proposal to add another 20,000 troops to Iraq:

"And it won't be hard to tell - if violence drops, the plan is working."

In fact, that statement is patently untrue. As our own AJ, a former Defense Intelligence analyst working on Iraq, explained just yesterday:

"[The surge] happens to coincide with the time of the year when violence traditionally wanes significantly, so unless the increase is a colossal failure (i.e., actually manages to reverse the usual trend of decreased attacks), we won't even know if it worked until summer/fall '07.... by launching this escalation at a time of year during which violence traditionally ebbs anyway, the decrease in violence may create the false impression that the new surge strategy is working (post hoc ergo propter hoc).
Watch, BushCo will start taking credit for decreasing violence that is merely the result of a yearly cycle. That fuckbags are so low they need a step ladder to scratch their own asses.

BigNewsDay said...

I just think it is real fucked up that thes assholes continue to play politics with the lives of our soldiers. Complete bullshit!!!

BlackLabelAxe said...

I'd love to kick an extra point after that touchdown you just scored, BND, but I think the cartoon says it all:

"If you talk about adding more troops, then people will quit bitching about the ones that are already there."

I wish it was funny, but one of my best friends and classmates from The Citadel just got his deployment pushed up and extended, from 12 months to 16 months. He'll be in the Baghdad green zone. You may not take much stock in this sort of thing, but I'm praying, because that's all I can do besides drag my feet and scream and blog.

BigNewsDay said...

Well Axe, your friend will be in my thought along with all of our other brave men and women risking their lives for this BS.

And you are more than welcome to kick the extra point. Just don't let the starting QB be your holder.

B.L. Sabob: now "completely heterosexual" said...

Anyone else notice that Smirky McShitbag timed the announcement of this debacle to take the public's attention away from the legislative push for reforms as called for in Pelosi and Reid's "First 100 Hours?"

Its all about politics with these scumbags

Ann Coulters bastard son said...

This is just, STAY THE COURSE + 20,000. When the smart people in Washington told him not to go into Iraq, he told them to go fuck themselves. When other smart people told him that he'll need a lot more troops if he does--he again told them to go fuck themselves. 3 years later another group of smart people told him to pull out, that it was over. George said "Fuck you, I don't listen to smart people,."