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For First Time Bush Admits Mistakes in Iraq

HeadlineAug 27, 2004

President Bush has admitted for the first time that he has mismanaged the handling of Iraq after the fall of Baghdad. In a rare admission of a mistake, he told the New York Times that he had made a “miscalculation of what the conditions would be’’ in postwar Iraq. Since he appeared aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003 under a banner that read “Mission Accomplished” 828 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq — six times as many as the number killed during so-called major combat operations. In addition more U.S. soldiers have now died in 2004 than all of last year in Iraq.

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