Four years, $350 billion, 3200 American fatalities and many Iraqi lives later ...
Answer: "I don't know. When we look back over time we will know the answer to that question."
After some hesitation, the secretary admitted that now may have been too late to begin a troop escalation and perhaps more forces should have been initially deployed to Iraq. Meanwhile, the escalation continues to escalate: The Bush Administration now admits at least "means roughly 30,000 troops eventually will go to Baghdad and Anbar Province", far more than the 21,500 promised by the President. The number may increase within the several weeks.
2,600 U.S. troops added to buildup [Newsday]
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