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Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) during a recent trip to Iraq
Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) during a recent trip to Iraq

McHugh supports "surge" but says Iraq War may be unwinnable

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As families at Fort Drum wait anxiously for news of the missing soldiers, North Country Congressman John McHugh says he still supports the military build-up in Iraq being led by U.S. General David Petraeus. But in an exclusive interview with North Country Public Radio, the Republican suggested for the first time that the moment for victory in that country may have passed. We'll air our in-depth conversation with the congressman at 8:35. As Brian Mann reports, McHugh is talking for the first time about breaking with the Republican leadership on major policy decisions about the war.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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