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Surge replacing pullout? Lawmakers rush to confirm Petraeus anyway

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Even though the changing of the top guard might bring an enormous shift to Afghanistan war policies, lawmakers are rushing to confirm the new commander of the war effort chosen by President Obama to replace his "runaway general."

US General David Petraeus will appear early next week before a key US Senate panel in a hearing on his confirmation to lead the flagging Afghan war effort, the committee announced Thursday.


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