Thursday, February 01, 2007
Bush orders 20,000 troops in his plan for the "surge"? A plan that met with sketicism at best, and bipartisan rejection in reality.
BREAKING NEWS: Bush Lied... Again.
Well, today a CBO Report was leaked that showed the number growing to as many as 48,000 troops. In addition, while Bush requested $5.6 billion to pay for his miserable plan, CBO reports that the "surge" will cost anywhere between $9 and $13 billion dollars... and that's if the deployment lasts for four months. If they are there for a year, the number skyrockets to somewhere between $20 and $27 billion dollars.
Is anyone surprised?
UPDATE: Casey says that only half the troops Bush requested would be necessary to complete the mission.
Posted by FleshPresser at 2:31 PM /