President Insists On US Success In Iraq

WHITE HOUSE (AP) - President Bush is insisting that the US must succeed in Iraq, vowing to push ahead in spite of a report that says the Iraqi government has not yet fully met any of 18 goals for political, military and economic reform.

The report says that despite progress on some fronts by the government, "the security situation in Iraq remains complex and extremely challenging," the "economic picture is uneven" and political reconciliation is lagging.

In all, it credited the Iraqi government with satisfactory progress on eight benchmarks, unsatisfactory progress on another eight and mixed results on the other two.

Bush also says he values the advice of Republicans in Congress who are voicing concerns about the path the U-S is taking in Iraq.

But Bush told reporters today he has an obligation to listen to his commanders in Iraq -- and that's what he's going to do.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by NA Location: USA on Jul 13, 2007 at 09:32 PM
    I agree. He wants this war so bad let him go fight. It has been 6 years and it is time to let the men and women come home.
  • by disgusted Location: usa on Jul 12, 2007 at 10:29 AM
    I think that president bush needs to put on his cavilar and go to iraq and get in one of the sand pits and fight right along side the soldiers that are laying their life down. He might be more agreeable to setting a date to pull the US troops out! This war is turning into another vietnam fiasco and it is time to bring our troops home. Too many are loosing their lives and really what is this war all about. Is it just 911 or is it like the Movie Fahrenheit 911 shows!? Come on we need to give the boys a moral boost and give them a date on when they will be allowed to come home and be with their families!


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