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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 17, 2002

Statement by the Press Secretary
Iraqi Opposition Conference
London, December 2002

We applaud the results of the conference that concluded today. This was a broad-based gathering of free Iraqis opposed to the tyrannical regime in Baghdad. Free Iraqis came together in this conference to accomplish two objectives: to agree on a statement setting forth their vision of the future of Iraq; and to form a follow-up advisory committee. They accomplished both these objectives. The conference represents a strong statement of aspirations of Iraqis inside Iraq and throughout the world for a better future. We support these aspirations, and we look forward to working together with all Iraqis to achieve them.

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