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Republican Suggests White House Will "tweak" Petraeus Report

Republican Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia believes the White House will "tweak" a September report by the top U.S. officials in Iraq about military and political progress through the initial phase of the so-called "surge."

Appearing at a town hall meeting Thursday organized by a prominent anti-war group, Davis echoed the concerns of people present by suggesting the administration would filter an upcoming report by Army Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker about security and political reconciliation.

"I'm sure they will partially tweak it," Davis told the group of district residents at Accotink Unitarian Church in Burke, Va.

And just in case people didn't hear him the first time, the Virginia Republican reiterated his point moments later when the moderator asked him to clarify his remarks.

"I think they'll try to tweak it," Davis said. "I don't know that, but I assume they will."

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