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Ezra Klein on the Surge

2:35 PM, Jun 25, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Ezra Klein writes: "the argument over the surge was never an argument positing that more troops couldn't lead to less violence."

Not true.

On January 10, 2007, Barack Obama argued: "I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse."