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A Matter Of Opinion

Wed., Sept. 1, 2010, 8:47 a.m.

Seven years: What happened?

 On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush announced the end of "major combat operations" in Iraq. Last night, President Barack Obama announced that "the American combat mission in Iraq has ended."

Fifty thousand U.S. troops remain there, however. And fighting in Afghanistan is as frantic as ever.

What, if anything, have we learned?


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