Sometimes all you need to do with this administration is let them talk themselves into their own hole. Problem is, they're bringing us down there with them.
Conatus has a thorough list of quotes from various administration sources about exactly how many Iraqis have been trained to serve as security forces. Moreover, once you dig beyond the highly inconsistent estimates we also see that they are highly inflated. While the number is greater than zero, it is much closer to zero than the 200,000 they have sometimes claimed. As you know, until Iraqis can manage their own security, we are kind of stuck there. (Wasn't this what Bernard Kerik was sent there to manage?)