Now Playing: Lietta Ruger at Washblog
Topic: Members Speak Out
Relevant to Cantwell position Iraq security; 2nd Lt account of 'illusion' of efforts to train Iraqis
Given Sen. Cantwell's assertion of her position on Iraq invasion/occupation as need for security of Iraqis (when Iraqis stand up, U.S. troops can stand down - Iraqi security needs to be in place), it might be useful for her to have access to this 2nd Lt's account of how the training is actually going in Iraq. Might be useful to first authenticate the story, and if it is indeed an authentic first hand account from an Officer who was there and involved directly in the training of Iraqis, it is relevant to Sen. Cantwell's stated position on Iraq.
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