Saturday, February 25, 2006

AMERICAblog: Pentagon report on Iraqi troop strength = 0

Didn't Bush say, "When the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down"? Seems they are not only still sitting, but running away: "Last September there was one Iraqi battalion capable of going it alone into battle. That alone was pretty sad news after all of the time, effort and money that had poured in to Iraq but now that number is zero. (Strangely enough, the Washington Post somehow gives this article the title of 'US Report on Iraqi Troops is Mixed' as if going backwards is somehow 'mixed.') This is even down from the previous number of three battalions. The booby prize is that the number of Iraqi battalions that can go into battle with US support has increased. So the US is nearly three years into this disaster and this is what they have to show for the effort?"


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