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    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's campaign scrubbed his presidential Web site over the weekend to remove criticism of the U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq, the Daily News has learned.

    The presumed Democratic nominee replaced his Iraq issue Web page, which had described the surge as a "problem" that had barely reduced violence.

    "The surge is not working," Obama's old plan stated, citing a lack of Iraqi political cooperation but crediting Sunni sheiks - not U.S. military muscle - for quelling violence in Anbar Province.

    The News reported Sunday that insurgent attacks have fallen to the fewest since March 2004.

    Obama's campaign posted a new Iraq plan Sunday night, which cites an "improved security situation" paid for with the blood of U.S. troops since the surge began in February 2007.

    It praises G.I.s' "hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics and enormous sacrifice."

    Campaign aide Wendy Morigi said Obama is "not softening his criticism of the surge. We regularly update the Web site to reflect changes in current events."

    GOP rival John McCain zinged Obama as a flip-flopper. "The major point here is that Sen. Obama refuses to acknowledge that he was wrong," said McCain, adding that Obama "refuses to acknowledge that it [the surge] is succeeding."


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    *sigh* the surge did nothing. The militias called a ceasefire for 9 months. The surge was ostensibly there to quell violence and allow the Iraqi government to FUNCTION.. that has not happened.

    The militias called off their truce, violence has gone up and the Iraqis are still nowhere able to run their own country.

    Of course, people are too stupid to know that.
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