Bush: Terrorists have converged on Iraq and pulling US troops out would only embolden them

DEBKAfile Intelligence

August 25, 2005, 10:37 AM (GMT+02:00)

The US president George W. Bush’s drive to counter anti-war sentiment clashes with calls from some of his generals for US troop reductions to start next year. Addressing an audience in Nampa, Ohio, he went on to list the foreign fighters blowing up Iraqi civilians as coming from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen and Libya.