Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In Unusual Step, Bush Cites Iraqi Bloggers

A Reuters newswire article, via The Boston Globe, reports that:

In an unusual step, President George W. Bush cited a pair of Iraqi bloggers on Wednesday to try to bolster his case that his troop buildup in Iraq is making progress.

Bombings in Iraq continue to take a heavy toll but Bush insisted U.S. and Iraqi forces circulating in Baghdad were making a difference, slowly.

"'Displaced families are returning home, marketplaces are seeing more activity, stores that were long shuttered are now reopening,"' Bush quoted the bloggers as writing.

In a speech, Bush did not identify them, but the White House said he was referring to an opinion article published March 5 in the Wall Street Journal by the two bloggers, Omar and Mohammed Fadhil.

More here.


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