Crazies: Send more troops into the meat-grinder!

In today's Washington Post Bill Kristol and Rich Lowry call for escalation in Iraq:


Supporters of the war, like us, have in the past differed over tactics. But at this urgent pass, there can be no doubt that we need to stop the downward slide in Iraq by securing Baghdad.
Translation: every single thing we've said about Iraq in the past has proven disastrously wrong, but since we've criticized a few details of the occupation, we think our credibility is intact. OK?
There is no mystery as to what can make the crucial difference in the battle of Baghdad: American troops. A few thousand U.S. troops have already been transferred to Baghdad from elsewhere in Iraq. Where more U.S. troops have been deployed, the situation has gotten better. Those neighborhoods intensively patrolled by Americans are safer and more secure.
In the beginning of August, three thousand troops were redeployed from elsewhere in Iraq to beef up the contingent already in Baghdad. The Pentagon claimed that their presence caused a drop in the city's daily tally of violent deaths.

Then, if you recall, we found out they were cooking the books:

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