January 29, 2005

CALLING FOR CONSTRUCTIVE ACTION, instead of just complaining about “not enough troops,” a “bipartisan group” of hawks is calling for an increase in the size of the military. (“Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution places the power and the duty to raise and support the military forces of the United States in the hands of the Congress. That is why we, the undersigned, a bipartisan group with diverse policy views, have come together to call upon you to act.”) I’m in favor of this, too, I think. I’m not at all persuaded that we need more troops in Iraq, but I think that the argument for more troops on a global basis is pretty strong.