Oh HELL no!!!
Pace: Another Troop Buildup Possible
By ROBERT BURNS
AP Military Writer
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. military's top general said Monday that the Joint Chiefs of Staff is weighing a range of possible new directions in Iraq, including, if President Bush deems it necessary, an even bigger troop buildup.
Making no predictions, Marine Gen. Peter Pace revealed that he and the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force are obliged to consider various troop-level scenarios before September, when Bush will receive an assessment of the Iraq situation from his top commander there, Gen. David Petraeus.
"That way, if we need to plus up or come down" in numbers of troops in Iraq, then the details will have been studied and the military services will be in position to carry out whatever policy Bush chooses, Pace said.
He mentioned no potential range of increases or decreases in force levels. Another possibility being considered, he said, is maintaining the current level of troops for some period beyond September.
Totally devoid of any relationship to reality.
Where the hell are these troops supposed to come from? Lower the recruiting age to 16? Empty out the prisons? Troll homeless shelters for anyone who can hold a gun?