Leaked Congressional Budget Office report says real number of Bush troop surge is between 35,000 and 48,000 additional troops.
And not only that but the $5.6 billion Bush asked for to pay for the "surge," it was a lie too. From CBO:
CBO estimates that costs would range from $9 billion to $13 billion for a four-month deployment and from $20 billion to $27 billion for a 12-month deployment...In the best case scenario, this will be a four-month deployment. That means the cost will be around two times what Bush claimed.
To top all of the above, off in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee today General George Casey told the committee that only half the troops Bush is proposing would be needed to stem the violence in Iraq.
This is pretty much a textbook case of the "clusterfuck" in action. Nobody knows what to do so they run in circles and scream and shout and make up shit to sound like the know what to do. If this latest revelation doesn't cause some feces to hit the rotary ventilator I will be truly disappointed.