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Bush says his resolve on Iraq as strong as ever
September 8, 2007 / 2:47 AM / 10 years ago

Bush says his resolve on Iraq as strong as ever

<p>U.S. President George W. Bush speaks on day two of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Summit at the Sydney Opera House September 7, 2007. Bush will address a war-weary American public next week to "lay out a vision" for the U.S. role in Iraq as he tries to sell his strategy in the wake of a crucial report to Congress. REUTERS/APEC2007 taskforce/Handout</p>

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Saturday his resolve to press ahead with the effort to stabilize Iraq was as strong as ever, the latest indication he is unlikely to call for a major change in strategy when he delivers a report to Congress next week.

Bush, after visiting wounded soldiers at Hickam Air Force Base, said he told them he was encouraged by what he saw during his unannounced trip to Iraq last Monday.

“There’s no question there’s still hard work to do. But my resolve is as strong as it has ever been,” Bush told reporters.

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