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In this May 13, 2004, file photo, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, left, listens to Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, Commander of the coalition forces in Iraq, during his flight from Kuwait City to Baghdad. In the beginning, it all looked simple: topple Saddam Hussein, destroy his purported weapons of mass destruction and lay the foundation for a pro-Western government in the heart of the Arab world. Nearly 4,500 American and more than 100,000 Iraqi lives later, the objective now is simply to get out _ and leave behind a country where democracy has at least a chance, where Iran does not dominate and where conditions may not be good but "good enough." (AP Photo/David Hume Kennerly, Pool, File)
Photo by: DAVID HUME KENNERLY
In this May 13, 2004, file photo, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, left, listens to Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, Commander of the coalition forces in Iraq, during his flight from Kuwait City to Baghdad. In the beginning, it all looked simple: topple Saddam Hussein, destroy his purported weapons of mass destruction and lay the foundation for a pro-Western government in the heart of the Arab world. Nearly 4,500 American and more than 100,000 Iraqi lives later, the objective now is simply to get out _ and leave behind a country where democracy has at least a chance, where Iran does not dominate and where conditions may not be good but "good enough." (AP Photo/David Hume Kennerly, Pool, File)

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