April 14, 2009 8:43 PM

Gates says 'last gasp' remark on al Qaida in Iraq was mistake

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that he'd made a mistake when he said that the rising tide of violence in Iraq is the "last gasp" of al Qaida there. Gates made the comment last Tuesday on PBS. In the days that followed, Iraq saw some of the worst violence of the year.

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