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"He was responsible for the training of the Iraqi army for nearly a year, more than a year, and I think the end result shows that we did not have the kind of unified, strong military that we had expected, given the amount of resources that were expended on it," he said.
"I think also, in some ways, he may have been to some extent responsible for allowing huge mismanagement and corruption to take place within the Iraqi defence establishment.
"Now of course he says that he had other things to do; fight terrorists and train the army.
"But I think you have to look at his career in the context of his overall stay in Iraq, rather than this last few months when he basically inherited a surge strategy.