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January 06, 2006

Update on Zawahiri's Declaration of Victory: Iraqi Security Big Calls "Shenanigans"

"We'll be ready," he says.

Iraq's National Security Adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie says Iraq's security forces are close to being able to deal with the insurgency.

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He went on to say that the Iraqi security forces had reached a critical mass and would soon be able to deal with the insurgents. He said army, police and border guards now numbered approximately 250,000.

"They have reached a very good level in terms of their training and equipment and their readiness to combat terrorism," Mr Rubaie said.

"So I believe more of the foreign troops are going to withdraw from Iraq and we are not going to need them in a year or two."

Let's call it a year. Two years for air-support and the like. But boots on the ground-- a year. You have to step up yourselves at some point. Time to take the training wheels off.


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