Skimming again huh? Are you really trying to tell us that the Afghan army went to do work in Najaf?
Of course it's obvious you retyped your supposed Bush quote since it's nowhere in the article you linked to. The closest thing is, "Nearly 100,000 fully trained and equipped Iraqi soldiers, police officers, and other security personnel are working today." Thought you'd just doctor that bit up a little huh? Maybe you should see if Dan Rather has any work for you. You and he would make an unbelievable pair (pun intended).
(from The official White House transctipt of the Bush-Allawi press conference):
>> President Bush: The Prime Minister said something very interesting a while ago, and it's important for the American people to understand. Our strategy is to help the Iraqis help themselves. It's important that we train Iraqi troops. There are nearly 100,000 troops trained. The Afghan (sic) national army is a part of the army. By the way -- it's the Afghan [sic] national army that went into Najaf and did the work there. There's a regular army being trained. There are border guards being trained. There are police being trained. That's a key part of our mission. <<
Meanwhile, from military.com on 9/29: "The number of Iraqi troops is harder to pinpoint. The Pentagon says there are 39,000 trained Iraqi National Guard members and about 4,800 trained Iraqi Army soldiers."
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