Friday, December 15, 2006

The Emperor's new troops

slaps forehead...I find it incredibly depressing to consider that the Bushies' response to their midterm defeat and critical ISG report may be to send more troops to Iraq to pursue their losing aims, rather than to try to find ways to start a pull-out. But I think Rafe is onto something with his analysis:
Psychologically, this is the only option available to President Bush. He has to make a change for political reasons, and despite the fact that victory is no longer an option, sending more troops is a tangible change in course and makes it look like we're still trying hard to win.
Too bad for the troops who have to be sacrificed to make Bush feel better about himself, I guess...

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