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A Timetabled, Conditional Surge

Posted by Reidar Visser on Friday, 29 December 2006 18:54

As President George W. Bush contemplates policy alternatives for Iraq, input from experts in Washington has become polarized. Opponents of the Iraq War consider any increase in troop numbers a non-starter and prefer to focus on the modalities for withdrawal. Supporters of the Bush administration seem incapable of framing their latest idea – that of a temporary surge of US troops – as anything other than a repeat of the same old policy, perhaps with some added manpower and resources. Either approach has its problems… Full story here.

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