Only an IDIOT Fights a WAR on TWO FRONTS!
Well, it looks like uncle sam needs YOU again! This from the washingtOOn post:
A Shortage Of Troops in Afghanistan
Iraq War Limits U.S. Options, Says Chairman of Joint ChiefsBy Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 3, 2008; Page A01
The nation’s top military officer said yesterday that more U.S. troops are needed in Afghanistan to tamp down an increasingly violent insurgency, but that the Pentagon does not have sufficient forces to send because they are committed to the war in Iraq.
Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said insurgent Taliban and extremist forces in Afghanistan have become “a very complex problem,” one that is tied to the extensive drug trade, a faltering economy and the porous border with Pakistan. Violence in Afghanistan has increased markedly over recent weeks, with June the deadliest month for U.S. troops since the war began in 2001.
“I don’t have troops I can reach for, brigades I can reach, to send into Afghanistan until I have a reduced requirement in Iraq,” Mullen told reporters at the Pentagon. “Afghanistan has been and remains an economy-of-force campaign, which by definition means we need more forces there.”
Mullen has raised similar concerns over the past several months, but his comments yesterday were more pointed and came amid rising concern at the Pentagon over the situation in Afghanistan, where insurgents have regrouped in the south and east.
Mullen and President Bush also addressed the possibility of a conflict with Iran in separate appearances yesterday, with both saying they favor diplomacy over the use of military force. Asked directly about the possibility of an Israeli strike against Iran, Bush, in an appearance in the White House Rose Garden, said: “I have made it very clear to all parties that the first option ought to be solve this problem diplomatically.” But he refused to rule out the use of force in the standoff over Iran’s effort to develop nuclear weapons.
Bush also promised to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan by the end of the year. He acknowledged the increasing violence there, saying that “we’re going to increase troops by 2009,” but did not offer details.
SONOFABUSH! The idiot in chief is now saber rattling at IRAN again! Three fronts are better then two, huh g’dubya? Our young people in uniform are EXHAUSTED! Time to bring em home! Support and vote for the ONLY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WHO WILL DO SO!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I are fed up with the idiots in washingtOOn!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer