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Thursday, March 08, 2007
White House: Bush to veto calls for withdrawal from Iraq
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush would veto Democratic proposals to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq in late 2007 or by the end of 2008, Dan Bartlett, Counselor to the president, said Thursday.

"The administration would vehemently oppose and ultimately veto any legislation that looked like what was described today," Bartlett said aboard Air Force One in route to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"What we're seeing here is an artificial, precipitous withdrawal from Iraq based on, unfortunately, politics in Washington, not on conditions on the ground in Baghdad, Iraq," he added.

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