This YouTube video is a pretty crappy quality one but it has Mr. Bush saying what you need to know about his education process for increasing troops:
Mr. Bush says he "thinks" he can just ignore Congress and ESCALATE the war in Iraq. Meanwhile Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) introduced a resolution requiring Mr. Bush to gain new congressional authorization (PDF) before escalating the War in Iraq:
The legislation requires the Congress to vote before the President escalates troop levels in Iraq.
The legislation claims the people’s right to a full voice in the President’s plan to send more troops into the Iraq civil war. It says that no funds can be spent to send additional troops to Iraq unless Congress approves the President’s proposed escalation of American forces.
The Iraq War Resolution of 2002 authorized a war against the regime of Saddam Hussein because he was believed to have weapons of mass destruction and an operational relationship with Al Qaeda, and was in defiance of U.N. Security Council Resolutions.
The mission of our armed forces today in Iraq no longer bears any resemblance to the mission authorized by Congress.
Iraq has descended into civil war and sectarian violence continues to escalate. …
President Bush should not be permitted to increase the number of United States troops in harm’s way in the civil war without a specific new authorization from Congress.
As for what Mr. Bush "thinks" he can do... The precedence is already there to shut down his effort to continue failure and he has no choice but to bow to Congress:
December 1970. P.L. 91-652 — Supplemental Foreign Assistance Law. The Church-Cooper amendment prohibited the use of any funds for the introduction of U.S. troops to Cambodia or provide military advisors to Cambodian forces.
December 1974. P.L. 93-559 — Foreign Assistance Act of 1974. The Congress established a personnel ceiling of 4000 Americans in Vietnam within six months of enactment and 3000 Americans within one year.
June 1983. P.L. 98-43 — The Lebanon Emergency Assistance Act of 1983. The Congress required the president to return to seek statutory authorization if he sought to expand the size of the U.S. contingent of the Multinational Force in Lebanon.
June 1984. P.L. 98-525 — The Defense Authorization Act. The Congress capped the end strength level of United States forces assigned to permanent duty in European NATO countries at 324,400.
November 1993. P.L. 103-139. The Congress limited the use of funding in Somalia for operations of U.S. military personnel only until March 31, 1994, permitting expenditure of funds for the mission thereafter only if the president sought and Congress provided specific authorization.
Mr. Bush is sadly mistaken if he thinks he can play politics with soldiers lives, in an effort to push his Iraqi failures onto the next administration without Congress stepping in, and rightfully so, to shut him down.
It must really suck to be in the miniscule minority of Constitutional-ignoring, warmongerring, neocon-ass-kissing, failed-ideology-embracing, far-right-wingut-bush-loving spin doctor right about now. Because no amount of Bush propaganda from those screaming idiots is going to educate anyone...