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In yesterday's press conference the president was asked about his claim that there are 100 Iraqi battalions ready to fight.

"...you cited the accomplishments regarding the standing up of Iraqi troops there; you said that there were...100 across the nation..."
Thankfully the president revised that number, to a more modest... 30?!
"There are over 30 Iraqi battalions in the lead."
Umm, what? Bob Geiger notes: "The president is either lying or even more woefully uninformed than we all assume he is."

So what's on Bob's mind? Well, primarily the announcement last week (reported in Peek) that:
"Gen. George Casey testifies today that 'the number of Iraqi battalions capable of fighting without American support has dropped from three to one.'"
That's a 2900% inflation if my math is correct.

You get two options, as Bob points out: "incredible stupidity or just flat-out lies." (Yellow Dog Blog)

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