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Bush’s New Years Resolution: Kill More People
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For about a month, Bush administration officials have maintained the fiction that the president had not come to any conclusions about whether to send thousands of additional troops to Iraq, and that while a change in policy was in the works, Bush hasn’t decided what that change would be. The claims always seemed far-fetched — every source and leak kept whispering that an escalation was on the way.In case there was any lingering doubt, the whispers are getting louder. White House officials say a troop “surge” almost certainly will be the centerpiece of Mr. Bush’s new strategy for Iraq to be unveiled mid-month. But while administration officials have gone to great lengths to emphasize that the extra troops will be in Iraq only temporarily, there is no clear definition of how long that might be.

The Washington Monthly

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