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Bush Vows to Respond to Iraq Bombings

President Bush vowed on Saturday to crush militants behind this week’s wave of deadly attacks in Baghdad and Kerbala, and signaled a major push against chief suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whom Bush singled out by name. Bush offered his first personal response to Tuesday’s bomb attacks on Shi’ite worshipers, saying, “Laura and I and the American people were filled with grief and anger.” In citing progress toward handing sovereignty back to Iraqis on June 30, Bush made no mention of the postponement of Friday’s signing of an interim Iraqi constitution. “We will defeat the terrorists who seek to plunge Iraq into chaos and violence, and we will stand with the people of Iraq for as long as necessary to build a stable, peaceful and successful democracy,” Bush said in his weekly radio address from his Crawford, Texas, ranch. Full Story

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