McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of
Multi-National Corps - Iraq, inspects Zaganiyah Patrol
Base in Iraq with U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Royce Manis, right.
"I guess I thought we'd make a little more progress," Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno said at a combat outpost in the Dora market.
Odierno said he considered Friday the first day of President Bush's Iraq surge, with the last of 28,500 additional troops declared in place. Some of those added troops had already were beginning operations in violence-prone areas, including restive Arab Jubour south of the capital, where Odierno said "we've never had a presence."