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For Immediate Release
February 21, 2007

Setting the Record Straight: Sen. Reid On British Transfer Of Basra Responsibilities To Iraqis

     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight

"The fact that they have made some progress on the ground is going to enable them to move some of the forces out, and that's ultimately the kind of thing that we want to be able to see throughout Iraq. As the President said all along, the idea is to build greater Iraqi capability, and when the time comes, to be able to move folks out."

- White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, 2/21/07

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) Calls British Decision To Transfer More Responsibilities To The Iraqis An Acknowledgement Of "A Reality That President Bush Still Stubbornly Refuses To Accept." (Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Statement, 2/21/07)

Sen. Reid Misrepresents The New Way Forward In Iraq

Sen. Reid Misrepresents The President's New Iraq Strategy: "Instead of escalating against the express will of Congress and the American people, the President should follow the advice of military leaders and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group and change course in Iraq." (Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Statement, 2/21/07)

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