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January 18, 2005
By: Kevin Drum

REALITY BASED TROOPS....Via Brad Plumer, here's an exchange between Joe Biden and Condoleezza Rice today:

BIDEN: Now, how many [Iraqi forces] do you really think are trained that Allawi can look to and say, I can rely on those forces? What do you think that number is?

....RICE: We think the number right now is somewhere over 120,000.

....BIDEN: Well, I thank you for your answer. I think you'll find, if you speak to the folks on the ground, they don't think there's more than 4,000 actually trained Iraqi forces. I strongly urge you to pick up the phone or go see these folks.

4,000? Biden believes Rice is off by a factor of 30x? Sheesh.

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