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June 18, 2018
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GEORGE BUSH’S address to the nation had two purposes: to persuade aweary American public he should be given more time to cement hisplace in history by ‘succeeding’ in Iraq; and to convince about adozen wavering Senate Republicans not to vote with the Democrats toforce his hand. (Sydney Morning Herald — 15 September, 2007)
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While most Americans have had enough of war in Iraq, theirPresident is still talking of ‘success’. (The Age — 15 September, 2007)
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US President George Bush will announce that 5700 troops will bewithdrawn by the end of 2007, and more will follow by July 2008,returning troop levels to those before the surge of around 140,000. (Sydney Morning Herald — 14 September, 2007)
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US President George Bush announces that 5700 troops will bewithdrawn by the end of 2007, and more will follow by July 2008,returning troop levels to those before the surge of around 140,000. – Brisbane Times (The Brisbane Times — 14 September, 2007)
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President Bush argued that his plan to begin gradually withdrawing some troops from Iraq was a “return on success” that could be squandered by deeper and speedier reductions. (New York Times — 14 September, 2007)
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Embracing Gen. Petraeus’s limited withdrawal recommendations, president plans to offer a new mantra for strategy: “return on success.” (Washington Post — 14 September, 2007)
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Defence Secretary Robert Gates hints that the US could withdraw thousands of extra troops from Iraq during 2008. (BBC News — 15 September, 2007)
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