President Bush is the worst kind of dolt.
A real "surge" of troops would be over 100,000 and would require re-institution of a draft and a 6-month lag for any kind of decent training. We're now sending reservists and National Guardsmen on their 3rd tour-of-duty in 24 months.
The Pentagon had to change policy to do it. And that's just what's needed to power Dubya's phony and predictably futile "surge".
You cannot police a civil war with the paltry number of boots we have on the ground. The generals have said so all along. Our soldiers are valiant but our civilian leadership is daft.
We should not gear up for more of this nonsense. We should get out.
I do not believe we should further involve ourselves in policing the Iraqi Civil War.
I do not believe it is in our nation's vital interests to tell one more American soldier to go on over there and be the last man to die in a losing cause, all on account of a stubborn Texan with more resolve than common sense.
And the Sith Lord Cheney who counsels him further and further down the path of the dark side of the Force.