When announcing the Iraq "surge" last January, President Bush emphasized that he and his advisers led a "comprehensive" review of past mistakes in Iraq, concluding that Iraq needed 30,000 more U.S. troops....
...Yesterday, in a speech in California, former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow revealed the extent to which Bush ignored his advisers when deciding whether to implement the Iraq "surge" in January 2007:
He praised Bush for increasing U.S. troop levels in Iraq despite widespread unpopularity for the war at home and abroad. He said 80 percent of Bush's advisers opposed last year's military surge in the nation, which still faces an uncertain future.
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