BREAKING: Bush "surge" likely sending DOUBLE the number of troops to Iraq - 35,000 to 48,000 - NOT 21,000
Leaked Congressional Budget Office report says real number of Bush troop surge is between 35,000 and 48,000 additional troops.Hat tip to John at AmericaBlog for breaking this one.
UPDATE: And that $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.