The U.S. commander in the Middle East, Gen. John Abizaid, escaped unscathed Thursday when guerrillas fired rocket-propelled grenades at his convoy in an Iraqi town noted for attacks on U.S. forces. The U.S. military said it was not clear whether the attackers knew Abizaid and the U.S. commander in the area, Maj.-Gen. Charles Swannack, were in the convoy in Falluja, west of Baghdad. Neither they nor other U.S. personnel were hit. But the incident, following two suicide bombings that killed at least 100 Iraqis this week, spotlighted the security problems that figure large in a heated debate about how the United States will hand power back to Iraqis. Full Story
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