Rumsfeld dines with troops in Iraq

In a festively bedecked dining hall, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. &to=' target=_blank>Rumsfeld served Christmas Eve dinner to dozens of U.S. soldiers, then fed them his view _ with a mix of optimism, caution and emotion _ of why the war that has cost more than 2,150 U.S. lives must be won.

"We will win this war. It's a test of wills, and let there be no doubt that is what it is," he said. Rumsfeld told the troops that "generations before you have persevered and prevailed, and they too were engaged in a test of wills."

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