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Bush fires warning shots about debate over Iraq

President George W. Bush has issued an unusually stark warning to Democrats about how to conduct the debate on Iraq as midterm elections approach, declaring that Americans know the difference “between honest critics” and those “who claim that we acted in Iraq because of oil, or because of Israel, or because we misled the American people.” In a speech here on Tuesday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bush appeared to be firing a pre-emptive shot at a moment when Democrats are divided between those like Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania, who argue that the United States should begin a withdrawal immediately, and other party leaders who have criticized Bush but then endorsed his caution about withdrawing forces prematurely. Full Story

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