Friday, February 02, 2007

Another Day, Another Lie

It is a full-time job to take account for all the lies that George W Bush tells the American people and the world. This post will just cover one of the big whoppers. So, remember when Bush said that he was sending an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq for his unwinnable war? Well he wasn't telling the whole truth. See those 21,500 combat troops need support, which comes to an additional 26,500 men and women being ripped from their families and sent to Iraq.

DefenseTech has more:

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.

That's because the combat units that President Bush wants to send into hostile areas need to be backed up by support troops, "including personnel to staff headquarters, serve as military police, and provide communications, contracting, engineering, intelligence, medical, and other services," the CBO notes.

I have never expected the President to be honest about anything. This is just one more piece of evidence to get rid of Bush as soon as possible. The country can not take this much longer.