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Surge of Troops in Iraq

To sell the military surge in Iraq to the American public, President Bush had been forced to take a rare step—admit his mistake. "The surge of troops in Iraq was one of the most gut-wrenching policy decisions,” recalled communications director Dan Bartlett. “Everybody and everything suggested that pulling out was going to be the most important thing, and we did just the opposite."

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