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Bush attacks Spanish troops pull-out

President George W. Bush voiced his anger and disappointment at Spain’s new prime minister, warning him on Monday not to give “false comfort to terrorists or enemies of freedom in Iraq”. In response to the Spanish government’s decision to withdraw its 1,300 troops from Iraq at an acutely difficult time for the US-led coalition, the Bush administration took the unusual step of scolding a supposed ally in public. In a telephone conversation with José Luis Rodrguez Zapatero, Mr Bush “expressed his regret . . . about the decision to abruptly announce the pull-out of Spanish troops from Iraq”, said Scott McClellan, the president’s press secretary. A senior White House official said: “The president is not happy.” Full Story

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