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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Iraq Troop Levels

The evolving decision by the administration to send 20,000 or 30,000 more troops to Iraq is the worst option the President could choose. Such a small number would make little real impact on the ground in terms of taking and holding territory. As General Shinseki advised, several thousand troops would be required to pacify Iraq, so an additional 100,000 or more would be needed.

I would advocate early withdrawal with no surge.

The president is perpetrating a fraud on the American people and destroying our military.

Sent to Boston Globe [paraphrase], Jan 2, 2007.

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