Who Takes Longer To Train….

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

…a Starbucks barista or a member of the Iraqi police?  From NPR:

For now, these men get only eight days of training and at the end of it, they get to keep their gun and their uniform.

According to Aravosis, it takes seven days to complete training as a Starbucks barista.

Which explains a lot.


The U.S. military on Thursday announced the deaths of 14 American troops, including five killed in a single roadside bombing that also killed four Iraqis in Baghdad.

Elsewhere in Iraq, a suicide truck bomber struck the Sulaiman Bek city hall in a predominantly Sunni area in northern Iraq, killing at least 13 people and wounding 70, an Iraqi commander said.

The U.S. deaths raised to at least 3,545 the number of U.S. troops who have died since the war began in 2003, according to an Associated Press count.