Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno quote
Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, Aug. 8.

The Iraqis know they have a much better future with the government of Iraq. They now realize that they can reach out to us. They also realize with the additional combat we've had on the ground, we've been able to have a significant effect on al Qaeda. And we freed them from al Qaeda, and they now want to join us against them to eliminate them completely from Iraq.

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