Army considering extending tours in Iraq again to – get this – give the troops more time at home

AP

The Army is considering whether it will have to extend the combat tours of troops in Iraq if President Bush opts to maintain the recent buildup of forces through spring 2008….

Acting Army Secretary Pete Geren testified Tuesday that…. the decision to extend tours from 12 to 15 months was made to ensure soldiers were guaranteed one year at home. Previously, soldiers deployed for 12-month cycles but were unsure when they would be sent back.

Yes, we’re going to extend their tours AGAIN so that they get more time at home. Kind of like saying, I have to work late tonight so I can spend more time with the kids. Here’s a thought, why not just bring them home?

I also hear that the increased violence means we’re winning.


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