C-Span: Jim Webb Counters Petraeus's Claim Of Surge Success In Anbar


Sen. Jim Webb fields a question from Richmond Times-Dispatch's Peter Hardin on his son, recently returned from Iraq, and uses it to dispute Petraeus's claims last week on the success of the "Surge" in Anbar province.

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Gen. Petraeus was advancing the success in Anbar Province as evidence that the surge is working and I thought it was very important in terms of the facts of the matter to point out that the successes in Anbar are...began well before the surge and my son's battalion the first 6th Marines basically took Ramadi back block by block and street by street September October November December of last year and not to in any way diminish the command perspective of Gen. Petraeus but it's wrong to say that was due to the surge.


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