Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Those Pesky Insurgents

AP: Pentagon wants $99.7B more for wars - 20 Dec 2006 at 2:50pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon wants the White House to seek another $99.7 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to information provided to The Associated Press.
$99.7 billion for one last push: good deal?

Gates Gets Firsthand View Of Iraq - 20 Dec 2006 at 9:02am - In a surprise trip just days after being sworn into office, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Baghdad to seek advice from top military commanders on shaping a new U.S. strategy for the war in Iraq.
Surprise? Didn't Gates say just Monday that he was planning to visit Baghdad as soon as possible to consult with military leaders there?

Bush: U.S. needs to increase army size - 20 Dec 2006 at 10:28am - WASHINGTON -- President Bush says the U.S. needs to increase the size of Army and Marines, and says strategy and tactics in Iraq will change to meet the situation on the ground. Bush also said Wednesday that insurgents in Iraq thwarted U.S. efforts at "establishing security and stability throughout the country" in 2006.
The insurgents probably think Bush is thwarting their efforts at establishing security, too.

U.S. forces say seize a top al Qaeda leader in Iraq - 20 Dec 2006 at 11:27am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces have captured a senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader accused of killing hundreds of Iraqi civilians, including women and children, the U.S. military said in a statement on Wednesday.

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