Bush: More troops needed for ‘long struggle’ (CNN.com, 20 December 06)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The White House is considering an expansion of the U.S. Army and Marines for “the long struggle against radicals and extremists,” President Bush said during a Wednesday news conference.
“I’m not predicting any particular theater, but I am predicting that it’s going to take a while for the ideology of liberty to finally triumph over the ideology of hate,” he said.
The president has asked new Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who visited military commanders in Iraq on Wednesday, to report back on how to expand the military.
At least this sounds more positive: Bush ‘Offered to Sign End to Korean War With Kim Jong-il’ .