Zombie Soldiers

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

Bush wants to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq.  Where will they come from?

The dead, apparently:

US Army urges dead to re-enlist

The US Army is to apologise to the families of officers killed or wounded in action who were sent letters urging them to return to active duty.

The letters were sent to more than 5,100 Army officers listed as recently having left the military.

But this figure included about 75 officers killed in action and about 200 wounded in action.

FUBAR, obviously.

RELATED:  The No. 2 U.S. military commander says the "surge" won’t save Iraq (even with live soldiers).

ALSO RELATED:  Here’s another guy who thinks sending more troops to Iraq is a bad idea.  Specifically, he said:

Some Americans ask me, if completing the mission is so important, why don’t you send more troops? If our commanders on the ground say we need more troops, I will send them. But our commanders tell me they have the number of troops they need to do their job. Sending more Americans would undermine our strategy of encouraging Iraqis to take the lead in this fight. And sending more Americans would suggest that we intend to stay forever, when we are, in fact, working for the day when Iraq can defend itself and we can leave. As we determine the right force level, our troops can know that I will continue to be guided by the advice that matters: the sober judgment of our military leaders.

– Pres. George Bush, June 28 2005 (video here).  Guess he was against troop increase before he was for it.