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Last week, President Bush announced that 8000 troops would be leaving iraq by early next year - the administration credits the "surge" of troops that they say has led to stability in the country - and they praise the Iraqi forces for being, in the president's words: "increasingly capable of leading and winning the fight." Â
Scott Bates is Vice President and Senior Fellow of the Center for National Policy - he's just returned from iraq - where he's working with local political leaders.Â He's also the police commissioner in Stonington. Â
Today, we'll get an update on security in Iraq - and we'd like you to join the conversation.Â Add your suggestions, questions and comments below.