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Bush Urges Patience on Iraq as Election Nears

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Bush Urges Patience on Iraq as Election Nears

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Bush Urges Patience on Iraq as Election Nears

Bush Urges Patience on Iraq as Election Nears

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President Bush takes questions during a White House news conference on Jan. 26.

President Bush takes questions during a White House news conference on Jan. 26. The president on Wednesday urged Iraqis to defy insurgents by voting in Sunday's elections. Reuters hide caption

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In the first press conference of his second term, President Bush encourages Iraqis to vote in the Jan. 30 election despite potential attacks from insurgents. The president touched on a range of issues from violence in Iraq to how he plans to implement his call to spread freedom around the world.

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