White House Pushes for Troop Surge, Best Advice of Generals Be Damned

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Author(s) Arianna Huffington
Source The Huffington Post
Date December 27, 2006
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/white-house-pushes-for-tr_b_37240.html
Quotes-start.png "For months, those commanders, Gen. Abizaid and Gen. Casey, have been unwavering in their opposition to sending more troops to Iraq, arguing that it would increase Iraqi dependency on Washington, lead to more attacks by al-Qaeda, provide more targets for Sunni insurgents, attract more foreign jihadists to Iraq, increase the impression of an American occupation, and, in the evocative words of a senior military official, "be like throwing kerosene on a fire."" Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should increase troop levels on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.