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05-09-2007, 09:13 AM
9 May NY Times - Official Takes Case to U.S., but Skeptics Donít Budge (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/09/washington/09rubaie.html?hp=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1178701323-vy2DBkO9yYjdc2Agc5wgbg) by Michael Gordon.


Mowaffak al-Rubaie, the national security adviser to Iraqís prime minister, undertook on Tuesday what may have been his most challenging mission yet: trying to persuade American lawmakers who have all but run out of patience that still more patience is required.

In a whirlwind series of closed-door meetings that began with Representative John P. Murtha and ended with Senator Carl Levin ó two Democrats who have been leading the charge for American troop withdrawals ó Mr. Rubaie sought to make the case that an American pullout would be catastrophic...