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WH drawdown in Iraq to fall ‘far short’ of Congress’ plan.

By Amanda Terkel

"WH drawdown in Iraq to fall ‘far short’ of Congress’ plan."

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The White House plans “to outline a plan for gradual troop reductions [in Iraq] beginning next year that would fall far short of the drawdown” demanded by Congress. Administration officials said that the “goal of the planned announcement was to counter public pressure for a more rapid reduction,” while arguing “that the troop increase ordered by Mr. Bush had succeeded on several levels.”

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