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Upbeat Bush hints at more troops for Iraq

September 30, 2018
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THE US President, George Bush, has given his strongest indicationyet that he intends to continue with plans to increase troopnumbers in Iraq after the September 15 report to Congress, when hedelivered an upbeat assessment of military progress and a morepositive view of the political outlook. (Sydney Morning Herald — 30 August, 2007)
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US president George Bush warns that Iran’s efforts to acquirenuclear weapons could put the entire Middle East ‘under the shadowof a nuclear holocaust’. (The Age — 30 August, 2007)
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Move appears to reflect increasing White House confidence that it can fend off congressional calls for a rapid drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq. (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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RENO, Nev., Aug. 28 — A year ago, President Bush came before the American Legion convention and assured his audience of veterans that the early results of a plan to strengthen security in Baghdad were “encouraging.” Within a few months, U.S. officials were acknowledging that the plan had collapsed… (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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President Bush said that an American withdrawal from Iraq would unsettle the entire Middle East, create a haven for Al Qaeda and embolden a belligerent Iran. (New York Times — 29 August, 2007)
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A hasty American withdrawal from Iraq would leave the Middle East disastrously exposed to further violence and instability, the president said. (New York Times — 29 August, 2007)
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RENO, Nev, Aug. 28–President Bush played down the failure of the Iraqi government to meet political benchmarks set by the U.S. Congress, telling American Legionnaires Tuesday morning that it makes no sense to ignore real military progress despite the Iraqi government’s failure to approve all the… (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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President Bush aims to inspire patience with the war Tuesday by arguing that the fight against extremists in Iraq is crucial to U.S. security and the future of a strategic, struggling region. (MSNBC — 29 August, 2007)
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The House will hold hearings next week on two key reports assessing political and military conditions in Iraq, jump-starting the debate over President Bush’s strategy even before long-awaited testimony by Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, due the following week. (Washington Post — 28 August, 2007)
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