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Bush Vows to Step Up Fight Against Al Qaeda

President Bush vowed on Tuesday to be “relentless” in the hunt for al Qaeda after suicide bombers killed up to 10 Americans in Saudi Arabia. It was the first major attack on U.S. targets since the war in Iraq. “These despicable acts were committed by killers whose only faith is hate, and the United States will find the killers and they will learn the meaning of American justice,” Bush said at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Though Bush stopped short of blaming al Qaeda by name, Secretary of State Colin Powell said the attack, which killed at least 29 people, had “all the fingerprints of an al Qaeda operation.” Some Democrats have said Bush’s focus on removing President Saddam Hussein in Iraq may have strengthened al Qaeda, blamed for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Full Story

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