Troop Surge Enters Defense Bill Debate

With President Bush set to offer Congress his assessment of the surge strategy and Congress clamoring for troop withdrawal, senators took up the Iraq debate again, clashing over the fundamental question: whether U.S. troops are adding to the chaos in Iraq or tamping it down. As the president pleaded for patience in a Cleveland speech, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, slated to give a surge assessment to Congress later this week, roamed Senate office buildings attempting to shore up...Full Story
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