I take it this is the showdown. He is stepping up deployment of additional brigades to get them in the field before the funding in the pipeline runs out.
He is holding the troops hostage and placing them in harms way, and threatening to leave them there longer because Congress has the temerity to speak up in the voice of the people who elected them.
Troops are being sent back to the war zone with as little as seven months stateside.
This is it folks. That little display was the line in the sand.
So see his bet and raise him...
It's time to