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Dear Leader needs a double dip to 'surge'

We’re f*cked. That skills-based draft is around the corner, people. (Defensetech):

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.

Why is this happening (aside from the fact that this administration cannot tell the truth about anything)?

The combat units need backup — and that means support such as staffing for headquarters in hostile areas, military police and a whole lot of other boots on the ground that Dear Leader failed to mention.

Even better, that $5.6 billion that he asked for the surge? The Congressional Budget Office blows away his bullsh*t numbers, assessing that four months of a surge has a real price tag of $9-$13 billion.

My wallet feels lighter already.

Hat tip, Jerry.

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