Yeah, let's start off with the punchline. From the Washington Post:
President Bush acknowledged for the first time yesterday that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq and said he plans to expand the overall size of the "stressed" U.S. armed forces to meet the challenges of a long-term global struggle against terrorists.Don't worry your little heads, Bushites. The only thing that makes the Chimp more resolute about fighting a pointless, illegal occupation against a popular insurgency is losing a pointless, illegal occupation against a popular insurgency.
And, in this article, we find out why the Chimp Decided on Robert "Juvenile, Insulting Nickname Coming Soon" Gates as Secretary of Defense over such luminaries as Joe "Cocksucker" Lieberman. Apparently Mr. Gates has the magic power of pulling brand-new U.S. soldiers out of his ass:
In another turnaround, Bush said he has ordered Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to develop a plan to increase the troop strength of the Army and Marine Corps, heeding warnings from the Pentagon and Capitol Hill that multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan are stretching the armed forces toward the breaking point. "We need to reset our military," said Bush, whose administration had opposed increasing force levels as recently as this summer.
Without a draft (which, if the numbers for the pre-war protests and support of the curent occupation are anything like accurate, would have the American people pulling the White House down around his ears), how the hell are we going to "reset our military"? You did tell him that actual people are killing and dying in Iraq, right? 'Cause it sounds to me like he thinks he's playing World of Warcraft, and a server reset will make everything OK.