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Bush Says Four Iraqi Areas Pose Voting Challenges

President Bush said on Friday the U.S. military will do its best to give every Iraqi citizen the chance to vote on Jan. 30 but acknowledged that guerrilla action could disrupt voting in four provinces.”Four of the 18 provinces are places where the terrorists are trying to stop people from voting,” Bush said. “And the reason they’re trying to stop people from voting is because they understand that democracies stand in the exact opposite to what they believe.” Bush also brushed off criticism from Brent Scowcroft, who was national security adviser in his father’s administration, who said the elections may deepen the Iraqi conflict instead of marking a turning point.Full Story

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