Troops to Require Additional Three Months of Support
Robert Gates very, very quietly popped his head out from his cave this afternoon, saw the meltdowns of Alberto Gonzales and Don Imus proceeding nicely, and mumbled a couple words about extending everyone's tours of duty.
Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will now be required to stay for 15 months, instead of 12. While some have already said that this is a desperate stop-gap measure by a dying empire trying to save face as it sinks deeper into an inescapable quagmire, officials insist it's just the first step in the military's planned switch to the metric calender.
Pentagon Extends Active-Duty Army Deployments [IraqSlogger]