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U.S. to Replace Top General in Iraq

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U.S. to Replace Top General in Iraq

U.S. to Replace Top General in Iraq

U.S. to Replace Top General in Iraq

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The Pentagon is expected to replace Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez as the top U.S. commander in Iraq. President Bush called Sanchez "exemplary," and officials say his transfer is part of a long-planned reorganization. Nevertheless, the move leaves the impression in some quarters that the administration is not satisfied with Sanchez's performance in Iraq. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.