The frustration of the soldiers in Afghanistan must have just ‘surged’. Why? Because, as part of the Bush-McCain surge, soldiers in Afghanistan will be withdrawn and sent to Iraq just in time for a Taliban offensive:
A US Army battalion fighting in a critical area of eastern Afghanistan is due to be withdrawn within weeks to deploy to Iraq.
Army Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata and other US commanders say that will happen as the Taliban is expected to unleash a campaign to cut the vital road between Kabul and Kandahar.
The official said the Taliban intend to seize Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city, where the group was organized in the 1990s.
“We anticipate significant events there next spring,” Tata said.
Remember when Bush was talking about giving the ground commanders everything they asked for? Liar.
If this offensive materializes, there’s going to be a unit that finds itself in trouble–because these things always happen in war. And the help won’t come in time because there won’t be enough troops. Our fellow citizens will hold bravely, they will be disfigured and maimed bravely, and they will die bravely. All because Bush is too foolish to let the Iraqi Occupation end during his term.