Now he's lost the joint chiefs, on top of just about everyone else, and he's still plugging away like a madman, erm, i mean religious zealot... When the military wanted more troops, Bush said no... now that it's too late, Bush wants more troops, and the military is like "what are you talking about, nut bag?" U.S. Military Officials: Bush Trying To Bribe Us To Support Iraq Escalation √ā¬Ľ Last night on NBC Nightly News, Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski said that many military officials are ‚Äúsuspicious‚ÄĚ of President Bush‚Äôs announcement that he plans to increase the size of the armed forces. They believe that ‚Äúhe‚Äôs dangling that offer out there in an effort to buy the military support for the option to surge additional American troops into Iraq as if it‚Äôs some kind of tradeoff.‚ÄĚ Miklaszewski added that military leaders are also still opposed to an increase in U.S. troops in Iraq, believing it would ‚Äúbe like throwing kerosene on a fire.‚ÄĚ Watch it: In the 2004 campaign, Bush repeatedly attacked Sen. John Kerry‚Äôs (D-MA) proposal to expand the Army by 40,000 troops. As recently as six months ago, a ‚ÄúStatement of Administration Policy‚ÄĚ stated that the administration ‚Äúopposes increases in minimum active Army and Marine Corps end strengths.‚ÄĚ Bush‚Äôs plan to send 15,000 to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Iraq has been unanimously opposed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as by Gen. John Abizaid, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East. Digg It!