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The Republican National Committee said that means Mr. Obama was “on the wrong side of history” for opposing what he now acknowledges was a success, and Mr. McCain’s right-hand man, Sen. Lindsey Graham, said the war remains the central debate of the campaign.

“Barack Obama’s campaign is built around us losing in Iraq,” Mr. Graham told the convention. “We should all be grateful that Barack Obama was unable to defeat the surge. The surge was a test for Barack Obama. He failed miserably.”

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