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March 15, 2008 11:00 PM

Iraq war's cost: Loss of U.S. power, prestige, influence

It was a decision that only President Bush had the power to make: At about 9 a.m. on March 19, 2003, he gave the "execute order" to begin Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Now, five years later, the consequences of that act will soon be beyond Bush's grasp.

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