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Gen Petraeus Proves The Bush Escalation Is Useless

Nothing like having your own Generals disprove your actions. Gen Petraeus is the author of the counter-insurgency manual and supplies yet another reas

Nothing like having your own Generals disprove your actions. Gen Petraeus is the author of the counter-insurgency manual and supplies yet another reason why sending over 20,000 troops into Iraq is a joke.

The report says the ideal ratio of troops to population in a counter-insurgency operation is 20 per 1,000. This would imply the US would need to add at least 250,000 to its existing force of 140,000 - a logistical and political impossibility. Iraq's population is 26m.

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