Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
More Surge
Meanwhile, in Iraq and as predicted, the actual troop escalation numbers are going up:
Gordon England, deputy secretary of defence, revealed [on Tuesday] that army commanders were requesting reinforcements beyond the 21,500 personnel already earmarked for the so-called "surge" into the capital.

"At this point, our expectation is the number of ... troops could go above 21,500 by about 4,000, maybe as many as 7,000," the official told the House of Representatives Budget committee in Washington.
Gee. I wonder why they're releasing the number now and not originally? I also wonder how many more times we'll hear of "more needed".