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Fuzzy Math from Pentagon to your ears, via Fox

Reported by Chrish - August 22, 2005

Bret Baier on Special Report 8/22/05 had a Fox exclusive with the deputy to the Army's Chief of Staff, General Peter Schoomaker, who said on Friday that we may have to have 100,000+ troops in Iraq for four more years. This assertion flies in the face of the Bush administration's claims of "last throes" and suggestions of troop withdrawals by early next year.

Baier stated that "the General (Lt. General James Lovelace) said that while the Army's recruiting goal will be missed (for the fiscal year), re-enlistment figures now surpass 100% for the Army's active duty and the guard and reserve."

That sure sounds positive for the Army, while reports elsewhere indicate anxiety over the low recruitment numbers.

Comment: I am at a loss as to how they can have over 100% re-enlistment.

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