March 08, 2009

Pay No Attention to the Brigade Behind the Curtain

More HopeChange™! Obama claims to have already begun drawing down the Iraq troop presence by diverting the deployment of the 5th SBCT to Afghanistan, instead of to Iraq as previously scheduled.

But Mudville Gazette has been paying attention, and noticed that the 5th SBCT (which spent ten months training specifically for Iraq) was being replaced in the Iraq deployment by the 4th SBCT, several months ahead of their scheduled deployment.

One hopes that the 4th SBCT had enough time to complete that 10-month training course. If so, net effect is NO troop reduction in Iraq (at least not the one claimed by Obama) but an increase in troops in Afghanistan.

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