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For Immediate Release
March 28, 2007

The Rest Of The Story: Gen. McCaffrey's Iraq Report Includes Optimism
"We Can Still Achieve Our Objective Of A Stable Iraq"

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"Since the arrival of General David Petraeus in command of Multi-National Force Iraq – the situation on the ground has clearly and measurably improved. … We can still achieve our objective of: a stable Iraq, at peace with its neighbors, not producing weapons of mass destruction, and fully committed to a law-based government."

– Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, "After Action Report Following Visit To Iraq And Kuwait"

The Washington Post's Thomas E. Ricks: "McCaffrey Paints Gloomy Picture Of Iraq."  (Thomas E. Ricks, "McCaffrey Paints Gloomy Picture Of Iraq," The Washington Post, 3/28/07) 

Many Parts Of Gen. McCaffrey's Report Paint A Positive Picture

Gen. McCaffrey Highlights Key Improvements In The U.S.-Iraqi Coalition Strategy In Iraq

Gen. McCaffrey Says The Iraqis Are Encouraged

Gen. McCaffrey Says The Iraqis Are Committed To Securing Baghdad And Improving Their Police Force

Gen. McCaffrey Says The Iraqi Security Forces Are Growing

Gen. McCaffrey Says There Is A "Sophisticated" Political Approach

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