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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Petraeus on Troop Levels

Remember Bush's statements to the effect that as the situation improves in Iraq, we will draw down. Well, it wasn't just rhetoric.

AP reports:

BAGHDAD - The top American commander in Iraq said Wednesday he was preparing recommendations on troop cuts before he returns to Washington next month for a report to Congress, and believes the U.S. footprint in Iraq will have to be "a good bit smaller" by next summer.

But he cautioned against a quick or significant U.S. withdrawal that could surrender "the gains we have fought so hard to achieve."

Read it here.

Patience, patience.