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10-15-2005, 02:11 PM
A Soldier's Story (http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110007412)

"The Iraqis are in the fight," says Gen. David Patraeus.

By Robert Pollack, Wall Street Journal

"David Petraeus is not a physically imposing man. Slight, and slightly awkward, he looks every bit the egghead general (he has a Princeton Ph.D.) he is."

"But in Iraq--where he first governed Mosul as commander of the 101st Airborne and then took over training of all Iraqi security forces in June 2004--he is something of a giant and one of the foremost authorities on many of the major questions about the war: Did we have enough troops? Which Iraqi leaders are most effective? Was it a mistake to disband Saddam's army? What is the current state of Iraqi security forces? ..."