For Immediate Release
July 16, 2006
April 7, 2003
Update on the Liberation of Iraq
We are very pleased with the progress of Coalition forces in
Iraq, but much of the toughest work is still to come. Saddam Hussein's
regime is doomed. Iraqis should not fight for a dying regime that is
not worth their lives.
Something better for all Iraqis lies ahead, and we urge Iraqis
to work constructively for the future of their country.
Coalition forces continue to work hard to avoid civilian
casualties and protect religious, cultural and historical sites.
Just as we've planned for military victory, we're planning to
win the peace. The Coalition is committed to helping Iraqis create a
broad-based, representative government, based on democratic principles,
that serves their interests and is worthy of their hopes.
For the first time in more than two decades the Iraqi people
will truly benefit from their nation's resources and the fruits of
their own labor.
President Bush's Trip to the United Kingdom
President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair will discuss
the progress in the war in Iraq, the status of the ongoing military
operation, and the humanitarian relief efforts.
They will also discuss the planning to help Iraqis build a
post-war Iraq that is whole, free, and at peace within itself and with
They will discuss the role of the United Nations and other
The President and the Prime Minister will also talk about the
peace process in Northern Ireland, and discuss efforts to bring peace
to the Middle East.
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