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On Anniversary, Bush and Cheney See Iraq Success

On the third anniversary of the war in Iraq, the war has taken more than 2,300 American lives, and those of 33,000 to 37,000 Iraqis, according to the estimates of the Iraq Body Count Project, an independent group that monitors the news media. When the war was launched, the Pentagon expected a short conflict. Its classified plans called for the withdrawal of the majority of American troops by the fall of 2003. “Fortunately, history is not made up of daily headlines, blogs on Web sites or the latest sensational attack,” Rumsfeld wrote. “History is a bigger picture, and it takes some time and perspective to measure accurately.”

David E. Sanger and Thom Shanker, “On Anniversary, Bush and Cheney See Iraq Success,” The New York Times, March 20, 2006, Politics Section, Metro Final edition.
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