Bush, Schroeder Emphasize Common Ground

U.S. President George Bush

U.S. President George Bush participates in a joint statement with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at the Electoral Palace in Mainz, Germany, Feb. 23. Reuters hide caption

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President Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder put aside their differences over Iraq Wednesday and pledged to focus instead on areas of agreement. Thousands protested as Bush visited the German city of Mainz, but the two leaders promised to work together to build democracy in Iraq.

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