Thursday, December 21, 2006

No Military Hope, So Send More Troops

By W. Patrick Lang and Ray McGovern

Rather than admit responsibility for one of the worst political/military blunders in U.S. history, George W. Bush is on the verge of committing more American soldiers to the quagmire in Iraq, a course that faces unanimous opposition from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a Washington Post article on Dec. 19.

In this Consortium News guest essay, two former U.S. intelligence analysts — W. Patrick Lang and Ray McGovern — warn that the so-called “surge” could put the U.S. military in an untenable position of waging a bloody battle to reclaim Iraq while deepening the prospect of strategic defeat. .......

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