Thursday, October 13, 2005

They Sure Did a Lot in Five Days!

"The number of Iraqi army battalions that can fight insurgents without U.S. and coalition help has dropped from three to one, top U.S. generals told Congress yesterday, adding that the security situation in Iraq is too uncertain to predict large-scale American troop withdrawals anytime soon."

"Decline in Iraq Troops' Readiness Cited," Washington Post, Sept 30, 2005

"Over 30 percent of the Iraqi troops are in the lead on these offensive operations. We've got troops embedded with them, and that's an important part of the training mission. But nevertheless, the Iraqis are showing more and more capability to take the fight to the enemy."

President Bush, October 5, 2005

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