Here Comes The Surge
The President just asked for TV time Wednesday night to talk about Iraq and "The Surge". No surprise there. The entire plan has been leaked during the past few days. Kind of makes you wonder why he needs to go on television to explain it.
John Burns reports: The new American operational commander in Iraq said Sunday that even with the additional American troops likely to be deployed in Baghdad under President Bush’s new war strategy it might take another “two or three years” for American and Iraqi forces to gain the upper hand in the war. The commander, Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, assumed day-to-day control of war operations last month in the first step of a makeover of the American military hierarchy here. In his first lengthy meeting with reporters, General Odierno, 52, [...]
All of the Sunday news shows today were abuzz with talk of Bush's reported troop "surge" plan for Iraq. The general theme was that, as Commander-in-Chief, Bush could do whatever he wanted in regard to troop levels and the only thing Congress could do about it was to use their control [...]