President George W. Bush pleaded for more patience in the Iraq war Monday, saying success is possible but "will take months, not days or weeks." He spoke as Democrats pushed for an end to the war now entering its fifth year.
The war has stretched longer, with higher costs, that the White House ever predicted. On the fourth anniversary of the day Bush directed the invasion to begin, the president made a televised statement from the White House to defend continued U.S. involvement, reports AP.
He said his plan to send 21,500 additional U.S. troops to secure Baghdad and Iraq's troubled Anbar Province "will need more time to take effect." He added: "There will be good days and bad days ahead as the security plan unfolds."
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
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It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War