George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and the rest of the administration, along with their supporters have continuously championed how the Iraqi security forces are standing up. Well guess what? That was just more lies from an administration that has never told the truth:
Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, who led a 20-member panel studying Iraqi security forces, is to testify before Congress today. His report, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, said Iraq’s security forces would be unable to take control of their country in the next 18 months.
The readiness of Iraq’s security forces will be an important element in the congressional debate over the war. Republicans see success by the Iraqi forces as key to bringing U.S. troops home, while an increasing number of Democrats say the U.S. should stop training and equipping such units altogether.
The study found that the Iraqi military, in particular its Army, shows the most promise of becoming a viable, independent security force with time. It predicted that an adequate logistics system to support these ground forces is at least two years away.
Worse off is the Iraq national police force. The study, which described the police force as dysfunctional, corrupt and infiltrated by militias, recommended that the force be scrapped and entirely rebuilt.
So the last 4 years have been for nothing. We have allowed this fully corrupt police force to form in Iraq and that has a great chance of leading us to a worse situation than when Saddam was in charge. Great….