Sunday, January 07, 2007

Troop Surge?

This week, President Bush is expected to announce a new policy of a surge of troops in Iraq. Not agreeing with or disagreeing with, if this is his plan, there are some things Bush has to realize. If he does do this, and only if he does do this, he can't just send in a couple thousand troops. He has to send in a lot. 25,000 to 30,000 would be best. And it has to be sustainable. If this goes on for only six months, and then the number of troops is reduced to the current number, the only success will be weakening Iraq’s forces. That’s different then if after six months U.S. forces begin to withdraw all troops. That would be a complete change of course. Sustainable and many. If the Bush Administration chooses a troop surge, they are key.