|The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
August 19, 2003
The 25-member Iraqi Governing Council is meeting regularly, local police forces are being trained, and citizens are being recruited into a new Iraqi military.
After decades of oppression, the people of Iraq are reclaiming their country and their future.
Our Coalition forces are taking the fight to the enemy in an unrelenting campaign that is bringing daily results.
The rise of a free and peaceful Iraq is critical to the stability of the Middle East, and a stable Middle East is critical to the security of the American people.