Bush: I’ll Take the Surge & Purge

Where are the troops for the Bush Surge/Escalation in Iraq to come from?

Well, FDL catches a couple of nuggets in a piece from the Boston Globe that suggests some of the troops will come from Afghanistan.

Here are the key portions from the Globe:

A US Army battalion fighting in a critical area of eastern Afghanistan is due to be withdrawn within weeks to deploy to Iraq.

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Conway said US commanders understand that the Afghan war is an “economy of force” operation, a military term for a mission that is given minimal resources because it is a secondary priority, in this case behind Iraq.

This is backwards! Afghanistan – the plausible nation building project – will get worse so that Bush can take a flyer on his vanity project.

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