"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Insurgents and other criminals have infiltrated Iraqi police ranks due to poor screening procedures by U.S. forces, according to a joint report released Monday by the U.S. Defense Department and State Department.
"Recruitment and vetting procedures are faulty," said the report from the inspectors general of both departments.
"Despite recent improvements, too many recruits are marginally literate; some show up for training with criminal records or physical handicaps."
The 100-page report went on to say there was "sufficient evidence to conclude" that insurgents were "among the ranks of the Iraq police service."
Oh. Sorry I asked.