"Bush Admits Administration Misled On Number of Trained Iraqi Troops"
Reconstruction efforts and the training of Iraqi Security Forces started more slowly than we hoped. … At this time last year, there were only a handful of Iraqi army and police battalions ready for combat.
Their security forces, as I mentioned earlier, are – oh, they’re now up to something like 110, 120,000 — up from zero. And they are putting their lives at risk as well…they’re being trained rapidly…