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Attacks Needn’t End Before Pullout, Rumsfeld Says

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters at the Pentagon that insurgent attacks in Iraq could continue long into the future, and that a cessation of violence should not be a condition for a U.S. troop withdrawal. “Success for the coalition should not be defined as domestic tranquillity in Iraq,” Rumsfeld said, appearing with Army Gen. George W. Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq. “Other democracies have had to contend with terrorism and insurgencies for a number of years, but they’ve been able to function and eventually succeed.” Full Story

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