Bush escalation to top 45k troops
President Bush and his new military chiefs have been saying for nearly a month that they would “surge” an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, in a last, grand push to quell the violence in Baghdad and in Anbar Province. But a new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the real troop increase could be as high as 48,000 – more than double the number the President initially said.
And will cost billions more. Is it possible for this administration to open its mouth without lying? Evidently not.