A drawdown scam?

Greyhawk takes a look at some peculiar troop deployments that seem calculated to create the impression of a drawdown in Iraq that is not actually happening.  (Via Instapundit.)

It certainly seems stupid to divert a unit to Afghanistan that’s trained for Iraq, when you’re just going to have to pluck another unit to replace it in the rotation.  It’s hard to see why you wouldn’t just send the first unit where it trained for, and then send the second unit to Afghanistan.  But there’s no way to know if it’s really intended as a deception, or if it’s simple incompetence, or if there’s some hidden reason that it’s actually reasonable.  That’s the sort of question you might expect a responsible press to ask.

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