I’ll be the first to admit that I really don’t watch the news or follow international events. I’m sorry if that’s not what I’m supposed to say, but it’s the truth. So when I read that the president wants to send more troops to Iraq, I worry that my younger brother will be activated and sent to “the sandbox.”
U.S. moving 1,500 more troops into Iraq
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
U.S. military commanders are moving about 1,500 troops from a reserve force in Kuwait into the volatile Anbar province in western Iraq to help local authorities establish order there. “The United States stands ready to help the Iraqi democracy succeed,” President Bush said today.
The troop movement, announced earlier by military commanders, comes as Iraqi officials continue to struggle to set up their government, amid new spikes in violence.