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Democrats Step Up Criticism of Iraq Policy

Pointing to rising casualties and daily attacks in Iraq, congressional Democrats accuse the Bush administration of failing to deploy enough U.S. troops or adequately plan for reconstruction efforts. Republican Sen. John McCain (AZ) joins the calls for more "straight talk" from the White House on the challenges ahead. Hear NPR's David Welna.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.