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Trouble brews on Capitol Hill for troop increase plan

September 24, 2018
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President Bush’s plan to send more troops to Iraq is already running into trouble on Capitol Hill, with Republicans joining Democrats in raising eyebrows before the president even makes his case. (CNN — 23 hours ago)
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President Bush’s plan to send more troops to Iraq is already running into trouble on Capitol Hill, with Republicans joining Democrats in raising eyebrows before the president even makes his case.[!] (MSNBC — 7 January, 2007)
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President Bush worked Saturday to finish his new war plan that could send as many as 20,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq and provide more money for jobs and reconstruction programs. (MSNBC — 7 January, 2007)
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The new leaders of Congress on Friday urged President Bush not to pour more U.S. troops into the war in Iraq, calling the idea “a strategy that you have already tried and that has already failed.” (CNN — 7 January, 2007)
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A call for more troops could set the stage for a major battle with Democrats over a new war strategy. (New York Times — 7 January, 2007)
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President George W. Bush will make key changes in the U.S. military leadership as part of his new strategy for Iraq, officials said. (Aljazeera — 5 January, 2007)
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid declared yesterday that “it is time to bring the war to a close” and warned President Bush that sending more U.S. troops to Iraq would be unacceptable to the Democratic majorities that have just taken over Congress. (Washington Post — 49 minutes ago)
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As President Bush prepares to present his new strategy on Iraq, Democratic Congressional leaders said today they will fight any approach that calls for deploying more U.S. troops. (New York Times — 6 January, 2007)
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President George W. Bush has pursued a sweeping overhaul of the USdiplomatic and military leadership in Iraq as he put the finishingtouches on a retooled war-fighting strategy. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 6 January, 2007)
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Standing under the grand dome of the Library of Congress on Friday, the three top Senate Democrats bitterly condemned sending more U.S. troops to Iraq, as President Bush is now considering. (Washington Post — 49 minutes ago)
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President Bush’s new plan for Iraq will call for increasing the number of U.S. troops in Baghdad — and perhaps other areas — by at least 20,000, sources said. (CNN — 6 hours ago)
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