Jammie Wearing Fool asks a question that I have not heard before about the troop "increase" granted between sets of golf by His Ditheringness:
...leaked reports say he is going to commit 34,000 troops to Afghanistan. What seems to be lost on all the experts is that the current troop level in Afghanistan is 68,000. A tour of duty is 12 months. If he is promising 34,000 troops over a six month period then that simply works out to the normal rotation of soldiers in and out of theater.
Can anybody provide me with evidence that the 34,000 will be a net increase and not merely normal rotations?
I'd be interested to hear...