Saturday, February 25, 2006

No Iraqi battalion capable of fighting without U.S. support

Remember in very recent reports when there were three Iraq battalions 'ready' to take on the 'security' of Iraq; but then oops that was downgraded to only one Iraq battalion was ready. And now with today's report from CNN, Iraq battalion is ready.

So, it takes anywhere from 6 wks to 3 months to train an American youngster fresh out of high school to be deployed in combat to Iraq. And it takes more than 3 yrs to train Iraqi men .... and they are still not ready to take on the full duties we expect of our own high school kids?? - Pentagon: Iraqi troops downgraded - Feb 24, 2006:

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The only Iraqi battalion capable of fighting without U.S. support has been downgraded to a level requiring them to fight with American troops backing them up, the Pentagon said Friday."

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President George W. Bush's statement in March 2006 after 3 yrs of war "a future President will have to resolve war in Iraq"


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