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Bush: Success In Iraq ‘Is More Than A Military Mission, Precisely Why I Sent More Troops’

By ThinkProgress on April 3, 2007 at 12:47 pm

"Bush: Success In Iraq ‘Is More Than A Military Mission, Precisely Why I Sent More Troops’"


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President Bush during his Rose Garden press conference today:

The solution to Iraq — an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself — is more than a military mission. Precisely the reason why I sent more troops into Baghdad.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/04/bushprecisely.320.240.flv]

Now it makes complete sense.

Bush later argued that sending more U.S. troops provides “some breathing space for this democratically elected government to succeed.” This from the man who said in 2005:

Sending more Americans would undermine our strategy of encouraging Iraqis to take the lead in this fight. And sending more Americans would suggest that we intend to stay forever, when we are, in fact, working for the day when Iraq can defend itself and we can leave.

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