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‘You have not even seen the start of real operations.’

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"‘You have not even seen the start of real operations.’"

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– Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, today, arguing that “it was too early to judge whether a Baghdad security crackdown was successful because the last of five extra brigades had yet to be deployed.” Apparently the additional 18,000 troops already sent to Iraq have been conducting something other than “real operations.”

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