Wednesday, May 16, 2007

If The Iraq "Troop Surge" Doesn't Work, Will American Generals Revolt?

September is the month now cited as being the make-or-break deadline to determine the success or failure of US President Bush's Iraq "troop surge" plan, and whether the Iraq War is still worth fighting.

Democrats, fellow Republicans and a growing majority of Americans are hammering and pressuring the president to pull America's troops out of Iraq by the end of the year, or by mid-2008 at the latest.

All the while President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, the swarm of Washington NeoCons and the pro-war media and commentariat are softening up the public for American forces to stay in Iraq, in increased numbers, right through 2008 and beyond.

Under siege from Washington, the media and the general public, at least President Bush can count on the American military to support him.

Or can he?

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