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Have the Iraqi Security Forces received adequate training and equipment from the U.S. military?

Yes60 %60 %60 % 60.43 % (113)
No27 %27 %27 % 27.27 % (51)
I do not know10 %10 %10 % 10.70 % (20)
I have no opinion1 %1 %1 % 1.07 % (2)
Other, please list in comments0 %0 %0 % 0.53 % (1)

Total votes: 187
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Re: Have the Iraqi Security Forces received adequate trainin
by Anonymous
on Jun 28, 2005
To the extent of our ability, all things considered, heck yes.

There's a ways to go yet, but we ARE getting there.

Re: Have the Iraqi Security Forces received adequate trainin
by Anonymous
on Jul 01, 2005

If the Iraqi Forces are adequately trained and equiped, why are we still there?


Re: Have the Iraqi Security Forces received adequate trainin
by David
on Jul 02, 2005

From what Rumsfeld said at a recent Congressional hearing many of the ISF are merely police not Army. The Army element of the ISF is not yet of sufficient size to take over for the Coalition forces.


Re: Have the Iraqi Security Forces received adequate trainin
by Anonymous
on Jul 05, 2005

Well, the respondants to this poll disagree with Rummy. Who's correct here?


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