Misery Extension

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced today that effective immediately, the 146,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq will have their tours of duty extended from one year to 15 months. Admitting that our forces have been “stretched” by the conflict, he denied that the tour extension is the result of poor stateside recruitment efforts. With troop morale in Iraq already said to be low, this news will no doubt be a crushing blow to our guys there, not to mention their families at home. Can you imagine thinking you are days or weeks away from getting the fuck out of Iraq, only to be handed this latest pile of shit?