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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

The President lies like a rug says Reuters.

It seems that former TANG lieutenant G.W.Bush still thinks he can just decide that someone desn't need more training.

He [Bush] said nearly 100,000 "fully trained and equipped" Iraqi soldiers, police officers and other security personnel are already at work, and that would rise to 125,000 by the end of this year....

The documents show that of the nearly 90,000 currently in the police force, only 8,169 have had the full eight-week academy training. [snip]

Six Army battalions have had "initial training," ... National Guard battalions, 896 soldiers in each, Just eight Guard battalions have reached "initial (operating) capability," [snip]
Democrats on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee...
estimated that 22,700 Iraqi personnel have received enough basic training to make them "minimally effective at their tasks," in contrast to the 100,000 figure cited by Bush [snip]

A senior administration official defined "fully trained as having gone through "initial basicoperations training

I hope that George Bush shows up at the debates "fully trained and equipped"

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