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demoman123 Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:36 PM
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Decision on Possible Attack on Iraqi Town Seems Near
ASHINGTON, April 24 Facing one of the grimmest choices of the Iraq war, President Bush and his senior national security and military advisers are expected to decide this weekend whether to order an invasion of Falluja, even if a battle there runs the risk of uprisings in the city and perhaps elsewhere around Iraq.

After declaring on Friday evening in Florida that "America will never be run out of Iraq by a bunch of thugs and killers," Mr. Bush flew to Camp David for the weekend, where administration officials said he planned consultations in a videoconference with the military commanders who are keeping the city under siege.

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As Mr. Bush discusses strategy for Falluja, administration and senior military officials portray his choices as dismal.

"It's clear you can't leave a few thousand insurgents there to terrorize the city and shoot at us," one senior official involved in the discussions said in an interview on Saturday. "The question now is whether there is a way to go in with the most minimal casualties possible."

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/25/politics/25IRAQ.html?...
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:37 PM
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1. also here...
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demoman123 Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:38 PM
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2. This means they have already decided
Assertions to the contrary notwithstanding.
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