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November 27, 2011 12:01 AM

As U.S. troops leave Iraq, what is the legacy of eight years of war?

Think for a moment about the emotional seesaw of someone who has lost a loved one in Iraq and hears that the war is about to end. At first, there is relief: Americans will finally stop dying in a distant desert. Then an indescribable sadness, because it comes too late.

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