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President compares Vietnam, Iraq wars

Innocents would perish if US pulled out, he says

By Farah Stockman and Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / August 23, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- After years of rejecting the comparison, President Bush surprised observers yesterday by invoking the "painful and complex" legacy of Vietnam as an example of why the US military must continue fighting in Iraq, declaring that America must not "abandon" Iraqis who are struggling to build a free society. (Full article: 1179 words)

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