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Bush in Wisconsin

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Aggressively going after terrorists both home and abroad - that's President Bush's plan for combating the war on terror.

In a speech before a crowd in Prairie du Chien today, the president said the war in Iraq has made America and Iraq better places to live.

"Because we acted, torture chambers are closed," said Bush.

But abuse allegations continue to come from Iraq. This time the alleged abusers are American troops.

Secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld accepted responsibility for the abuse today but said he would not resign as a result of the hotly debated issue.

"I would not resign simply because people try to make a political issue out of it," said Rumsfeld.

President Bush did not comment directly on Rumsfeld in his speech, but the president did say he feels he has surrounded himself with capable leaders.

"A president's got to start by putting together a good team of people to lead the country, which is what I've done," said Bush.

The Rumsfeld hearing has overwhelmed what otherwise would have been the news of the day and also would have been a huge boost to the Bush campaign.

About 288,000 new jobs were created in April, a promising sign for the economy, which may turn out to be a lost opportunity for the president.


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