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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Another Big Push

Yes, it is being talked about. Ramping up the War in Iraq.  Sending more U.S. forces.  But, there are strong and most interesting arguments against that idea. via ThinkProgress


FACT CHECK: Increasing Troop Levels In Baghdad Made Violence Worse



The Guardian reports that the Bush administration may be heeding McCain’s calls for an escalation in Iraq: President George Bush has told senior advisers that the US and its allies must make “a last big push” to win the war in Iraq and that instead of beginning a troop withdrawal next year, he may increase US [...]



Still, look what's happening tonight -


2200 More U.S. Troops Headed To Iraq...



As many as 2,200 more Marines are being deployed to Iraq's volatile Anbar province, U.S. Central Command officials told CNN Thursday. The Marines -- from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Pendleton, California -- have been [...]



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