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Supporters of the Iraq war -- rather than waiting for testimony by Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker on the effect of President Bush's troop increase in Iraq -- have engaged in a campaign to convince the media and public that progress is being made in Iraq and that the "surge" is "working." Media Matters has compiled some of the most pervasive myths and falsehoods advanced by opponents of withdrawal in service of the "surge is working" message, which many in the media have been complicit in perpetuating. Myths debunked in this memo include:

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· Myth: "The Surge is Working"

· Myth: "The Surge has Reduced Violence in Iraq"

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· Myth: "U.S. Military Deaths are Down this Summer"

· Myth: Democrats Agree the "Surge" is "Working"

· Myth: Democrats are Calling for a "Precipitous Withdrawal" from Iraq

· Myth: If We Withdraw Troops from Iraq, the Enemy Will "Follow Us Home"

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The week of September 10, Gen. David Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq, and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker are expected to testify before Congress on the effect of President Bush's troop increase in Iraq, to be followed by a written report submitted by the White House. Bush announced on January 10 that he was sending "more than 20,000 additional American troops to Iraq." Since then, the Bush administration and the congressional Republican leadership have thwarted efforts by Democrats and other proponents of legislating a timeline for withdrawal to enact legislation to begin withdrawing U.S. troops, arguing that no action should be taken until Congress hears from Petraeus and Crocker.

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