September 15, 2008 6:45 PM

Petraeus, credited with Iraq progress, recalls agonizing day in '07

Nineteen months ago, when Gen. David Petraeus returned to Iraq to take command of the U.S.-led coalition, he toured Dora, a Sunni Muslim district of Baghdad that had been decimated in sectarian fighting, bombings and attacks on Americans, and wondered whether he'd made a big mistake.

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