Is General David Petraeus correct when he says that the troop increase is bringing security to Iraq?

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Is General David Petraeus correct when he says that the troop increase is bringing security to Iraq?

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” CNN host Wolf Blitzer later asked Obama the “same question.” The senator responded: “There is no doubt that because we put American troops in Iraq, more American troops in Iraq, that they are doing a magnificent job, and they are making a difference in certain neighborhoods.” He later added, “If we have seen a lowering violence rate, that’s only compared to earlier this year” and that “the notion that somehow because we’ve gone from horrific violence to just intolerable levels of violence, and that somehow that justifies George Bush’s strategy is absolutely wrong.” Moreover, just before Gergen made his claim that Obama “couldn’t even acknowledge” that “the death numbers are down,” CNN host Anderson Cooper aired a portion of Obama’s response during the debate, in which Obama said: “The overall strategy is failed, because we have not seen any change in behavior among Iraq’s political leaders, and that is the essence of what we should be trying to do in Iraq.” It was during that same re

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