As I expected and mentioned in the debate thread on Digital Dissent, Bush bloated the number of trained Iraqi forces, claiming that 100,000 fully prepared Iraqis are currently on patrol. In fact, the number is much lower according to Reuters, which cites the Pentagon as claiming that 8,169 Iraqis, not 100,000, are fully trained. Plus, only 53,000 have seen any sort of training whatsoever. No matter which number one chooses, the disparity is huge and Bush must be held accountable as the great spin machine revs into full gear later today.
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