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The military objectives of the surge are in large measure being met," Gen. David Petraeus said last September. The Bush administration, buoyed by his assessment, regained some of its foreign-policy swagger. The escalation-then at its peak, with 168,000 soldiers in Iraq-was a success. Casualty figures were down, and insurgents were being thumped.
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