Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Watch for the Spin

Maybe the 32nd is going to Afghanistan.

The troop deployment to Afghanistan will be announced as a "remissioning," meaning many, if not most, of the forces were already scheduled to deploy to Iraq but will now be diverted to Afghanistan.

That will reportedly include two Marine combat battalions and one Army combat brigade. According to one Pentagon official, because this "remissioning" will, in fact, redirect troops from Iraq to Afghanistan, it will be politically characterized as a "drawdown" of U.S. military forces in Iraq, permitting the White House to claim in this one announcement that President Obama is making good on two campaign promises -- withdrawing forces from Iraq and sending additional forces to Afghanistan

Well, at least our guys know from cold and snow. Mountains? Not so much.

And with Doyle around, we also know from "buried in bullshit."

HT: Ace

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