Monday, July 28, 2008

Obama Praises U.S. Forces But Says Surge Alone Didn’t Curb Violence in Iraq

However, he added, that U.S. troops alone could not have brought peace to Iraq without Sunnis forming “Awakening Councils” that decided not to cooperate with Al Qaeda in Iraq and Shiite militias deciding to “stand down,” all of which helped create a “significant reduction in violence.

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