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Bush Vows to Strike Enemies First in Terror War

President Bush proclaimed victory in Iraq on Saturday but said the war on terror was far from over and vowed to hunt down America’s enemies before they could strike. He closely linked the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein to the campaign to stamp out terrorism launched after the Sept, 11, 2001, attacks despite the lack of a definitive connection between the two. “The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that still goes on,” Bush said in his weekly radio address. “The scattered cells of the terrorist networks still operate in many nations and we know from daily intelligence that they continue to plot against free people.” In an apparent warning to North Korea, Iran, Syria and other countries accused by Washington of helping terrorists or pursuing weapons of mass destruction, Bush said the United States would not stand idly by in the face of serious danger from the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical arms. “Our government has taken unprecedented measures to defend our homeland and, more importantly, we will continue to hunt the enemy down before he can strike,” Bush said. Full Story

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