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Bush: Critics of troop rise must offer alternative

President George W. Bush made clear on Saturday that he would not back off his plan to send more troops to Iraq despite bipartisan hostility to the idea, and he accused his critics of failing to offer an alternative. Bush’s announcement this week he would add 21,500 troops to U.S. forces in Iraq to try to quell sectarian violence was greeted with scathing criticism on Capitol Hill. The United States has about 130,000 troops there now, and the extra troops would go to Baghdad and the volatile Anbar province. Full Story

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