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Patrick Cockburn: What's Really Happened During the Surge?
PATRICK COCKBURN via Counterpunch
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 :Has the US turned the tide in Baghdad? Does the fall in violence mean that the country is stabilizing after more than four years of war or are we seeing only a temporary pause in the fighting? American commentators are generally making the same mistake that they have made since the invasion of Iraq was first contemplated five years ago.

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