A report from the Congressional Budget Office says President Bush's plan for a troop increase in Iraq could cost up to $27 billion for a 12-month deployment.
The plan could mean sending thousands of support troops in addition to the 20,000-plus combat troops the Defense Department has set for deployment.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
IRAQ 'SURGE' MUCH BIGGER THAN EXPECTED
A surge of 21,000 troops in Iraq? Double that number. According to CNN:
Maybe as many as 25,000 support troops, in country and in harm's way. And here we thought that Halliburton was providing support to justify its fat government checks.