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Casey Sees Situation in Iraq Firsthand

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Casey Sees Situation in Iraq Firsthand

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Casey Sees Situation in Iraq Firsthand

Casey Sees Situation in Iraq Firsthand

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In four weeks, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker are due to report to Congress on the progress there. Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, recently took a trip to Iraq to get a firsthand look.

Casey tells Liane Hansen that the two-day trip allowed him to get a sense of the tension and danger in the country.