All of a sudden, in clear English, he said I hate CNN.
. . . all they do is talk about negative things, things that are bad, and we have nothing but successes over here. And then he start enumerating the successes, which I can verify, because I’m there all the time. The number, out of 112 battalions, they have 62 of them. That’s over half of them that are either level 2 or level 1. That means they can conduct their own combat. He made the statement, and this is one of the things that he says that CNN and some of the media keeps saying, they keep saying that America is leading them, and we’re in the rear. And he said that’s not true at all. We are leading, and America is offering support. In fact, of the last 500 special operations that took place, 75% of them were led by the Iraqis, not by the Americans. Only 25% were.
You and me, both, General.
The Iraqi Army has come a long way since first Fallujah. CNN and the rest of the MSM doesn’t want you to know that. No information that might cause optimism may be allowed to compete with the quagmire doom & gloom cut & run party line.
h/t: Belmont Club commenter doug