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Talk about a reality disconnect: making a 5th war anniversary visit to Iraq, Dick Cheney called the surge a "major success." Also in Iraq, John McCain - in between repeatedly asserting a nonexistent connection between al-Qaeda and Iran - crowed, "the surge is working." Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a highly touted conference on political reconciliation (the actual goal of the surge) exposed just how divided Iraq remains: three of the country's most important political factions boycotted the event. "We entered the conference to reaffirm our support for national reconciliation, and we left to show our rejection of all these fake conferences," said one boycotter. But the quote of the week belonged to Cheney who, when asked about polls showing two-thirds of Americans don't think the war in Iraq is worth it, replied: "So?" Happy Easter, HuffPosters.

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