There are no more troops to send to Iraq

The unmistakable conclusion of an Army briefing report making the rounds in Washington is that there are no more troops left to send to Iraq. Fully 2/3 of the fighting force is unfit to deploy, matériel has been cannibalized from caches around the world meant to be there in the time of a crisis, and it will take several years and at least $30 billion in equipment spending to bring the Army back up to the operational readiness it enjoyed back in 2001. Luckily, President Bush is on the case, working diligently to…make the tax cuts permanent.