Friday, December 02, 2005

One of the interesting points of President Bush's speech was the sudden increase in the number of batallions that're ready to roll:
The progress of the Iraqi forces is especially clear when the recent anti-terrorist operations in Tal Afar are compared with last year’s assault in Fallujah. In Fallujah, the assault was led by nine coalition battalions made up primarily of United States Marines and Army — with six Iraqi battalions supporting them…This year in Tal Afar, it was a very different story. The assault was primarily led by Iraqi security forces — 11 Iraqi battalions, backed by five coalition battalions providing support.
Turns out that's not the case: An embedded reporter flatly denies the claims, and Sen. John Warner (R-VA) accepts them while on the hot seat. Video available at the site.

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