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Iraq Fighting, Terror War Still on – Rumsfeld

Fighting in Iraq is far from over and the war against terrorism is still on despite U.S. success in ousting Saddam Hussein and overthrowing Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Friday. “It would be a terrible mistake to think that Iraq is a fully secure, fully pacified environment. It is not, it is dangerous,” he said after meeting British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the end of a victory tour to Iraq and Afghanistan. “There are people who are rolling hand grenades into compounds. There are people that are shooting people, and it is not finished, so we ought not to leave the world with the impression that it is,” he told reporters at Heathrow Airport. Rumsfeld, who also had private meetings with Jordan’s King Abdullah and British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon during a nine-hour stopover in England, said that although the war on terror was being won there could be more attacks. Full Story

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