Friday, February 02, 2007

The Surge....Super Sized!

TPM Muckracker:"Surge" Far Larger Than 20,000 Troops
A analysis released today by the Congressional Budget Office shows that the administration, in its public comments, has vastly underestimated the actual number of extra troops that will be deployed to Iraq under the president's "surge" plan.

The administration's estimate of approximately 21,000 extra troops only counts combat units, according to the analysis, and because combat units require support forces, the actual number of additional troops who will be in Iraq will likely exceed 35,000......

Also, it turns out it's going to cost 2-3x the amount the administration claimed. What a shock.

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