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Bush Tries to Quell Waning Support of War, But is it Too Little Too Late?

By: Monica Lewis,

"We will stay in the fight until the fight is won."

Those were the words of President George W. Bush, determined not to let his critics or the rising number of U.S. military dead deter his plans to continue the conflict in Iraq.

Despite the apropos setting of the Fort Bragg military base, Bush’s words, spoken during a primetime address Tuesday evening, did little to change the minds of people like Ron Walters, the noted University of Maryland political scientist. Walters told that Bush did nothing more than give a speech, failing to send a clear message as to how and when the conflict will be resolved.

“What happened was essentially rhetoric,


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