Yes, and they can learn first aid by treating their own wounds

Tony Snow on why U.S. troops don't need the usual training before "surging" into Iraq.

Published March 1, 2007 2:12PM (EST)

White House press secretary Tony Snow on reports that two U.S. combat brigades will "surge" into Iraq without undergoing the usual counterinsurgency training in California's Mojave Desert first: "Well, but they can get desert training elsewhere, like in Iraq."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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