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Bush Admits Administration Misled On Number of Trained Iraqi Troops

By Faiz Shakir on December 18, 2005 at 9:02 pm

"Bush Admits Administration Misled On Number of Trained Iraqi Troops"

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Bush tonight:

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.

Rumsfeld, 12/8/04

Their security forces, as I mentioned earlier, are – oh, they’re now up to something like 110[000], 120,000 — up from zero. And they are putting their lives at risk as well…they’re being trained rapidly

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