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Coleman Cold on Surge

Norm Coleman, a Minnesota Republican likely to face a tough fight in 2008, took to the Senate floor to oppose sending more troops to Iraq.

“A troop surge in Baghdad would put more American troops at risk to address a problem that is not a military problem,” said Coleman, a Minnesota Republican and White House ally. “That will put American soldiers in the cross-hairs of sectarian violence, create more targets. I just don’t believe this makes sense.”

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