Monday, April 09, 2007


Iraq troop escalation estimates escalate

You read in Disappeared truth: Bush is sending 35,000-48,000 troops, not 21,500, to Iraq that the number of troops to be deployed in the current escalation, although usually given as around 21,500, would be far higher.

A current estimate posted on reveals that this estimate may also be low. The author calculates the number of troops based on current announcements. And all estimates so far omit the 100,000+ mercenaries--although Congress calls for reducing funding for troop deployment, that would not affect the huge mercenary army deployed by this country in Iraq.


Budget estimates have also escalated from the original $6 billion to an estimated $27 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate, if the deployment lasts for 12 months.


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