WASHINGTON - Sapped by nearly six years of war, the Army has nearly exhausted its fighting force and its options if the Bush administration decides to extend the Iraq buildup beyond next spring.
The Army's 38 available combat units are deployed, just returning home or already tapped to go to Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere, leaving no fresh troops to replace five extra brigades that President Bush sent to Baghdad this year, according to interviews and military documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
What the Chimp has done to our Army and Marine Corps is unconscionable. The most we could do to Iran is a combination of naval blockade and bombing. By the time Bush is out of office, our military will be worse off than it was after Vietnam.
And as the Chimp et al are looking toward Iran as an enemy, our puppets are courting a new friend. Ted at Creature's:
If Iran is the enemy, why is our puppet in Kabul, Hamid Karzai, referring to Iran as "helpful?" Why is our puppet in Bagdhad, Nouri al-Maliki, buddying up with not just with the Iranian president but also Iran's top religious leader?
It looks like the Afghanis and Iraqis are getting ready to deal us out. As I've said many times, the Chimp was way out of his league when he decided to fuck around in the region. These folks have been double-dealing for 5000 years and they're all playing us for fools.