Bush to Increase Troops to Afghanistan
The media headlines are all about Bush reducing troops in Iraq. Of course troop reduction in Iraq is a good thing.
But, he also announced that he's increasing troops to Afghanistan due to "renewed resistance from the Taliban."
....the president says that a Marine battalion will be on its way there in November -- instead of going to Iraq. And an Army combat brigade will follow in January.
....Bush's plan to instead shift forces to Afghanistan may give ammunition to the argument of his critics: that while focusing on Iraq, the president paid too little attention to the resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan.
Moving troops from one country to another is neither an end to war nor a success. Bringing all our troops home is what's needed.
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