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Bush won’t commit to troops reduction

January 12, 2008
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent  

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – President Bush said Saturday that he has made no decision on bringing more U.S. troops home from Iraq, and if his top commander does not want to go beyond the reduction of forces that’s already planned, “that’s fine with me.”

Meanwhile, that commander, Gen. David Petraeus, said attacks in Iraq linked to Iranian explosive devices have sharply increased. While the overall flow of weaponry from Iran appears to be down, he said violence caused by “explosively formed projectiles” tied to Tehran are up by a factor of two or three in recent days.

“Frankly, we are trying to determine why that might be,” Petraeus told reporters.

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President George W. Bush speaks to U.S. soldiers based at Camp ...
President George W. Bush speaks to U.S. soldiers based at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait January 12, 2008. Bush held talks with the top U.S. officials in Iraq on Saturday at the base in Kuwait, during a Gulf tour he hopes will aid the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and contain Iran.
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