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Lawmakers Blast Pentagon Over Iraq Report

Congessional critics of Bush administration Iraq policy lashed out at the Pentagon Thursday for keeping classified parts of a report that gave a detailed assessment of the readiness of Iraqi fighting forces. Sen. Carl Levin, ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, said he fears “the American people are going to be left out” of discussions about when the United States can bring troops home and turn the wartorn country over to Iraqi security forces. Levin’s broadside came in the wake of a newly disclosed memo in which the vice chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace wrote that about half of Iraq’s new police battalions are still being established and cannot conduct operations. Full Story

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