Middle East

September 15, 2008

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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