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After Four Years, Iraq Withdrawal Elusive

Words like “victory” and “mission accomplished” aren’t heard much anymore as the United States enters its fourth year of war in Iraq. The slogans now are “political process” and handing over “battle space” to Iraq’s new army so that the Iraqis themselves can carry the fight to the insurgents and build their promised democracy. All those plans are now under review in light of another ominous phrase — “civil war” — that has crept into the debate since the wave of sectarian violence set off by a Feb. 22 bombing at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Samarra.Full Story

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