U.S. soldier possibly killed by ‘friendly-fire’

was “one of those troops rushed to the country in the ‘surge’ who did not receive full training. … At a late-February press briefing, White House spokesman Tony Snow was asked about reports that two Army brigades were being sent to Iraq without any desert training. His reply was widely quoted at the time: ‘Well, but, they can get desert training elsewhere, like in Iraq.’”