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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 21, 2006

President's Remarks on the Formation of a New Government in Iraq
Diplomatic Reception Room

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President's Remarks
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq

8:33 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: The formation of a unity government in Iraq is a new day for the millions of Iraqis who want to live in freedom. And the formation of the unity government in Iraq begins a new chapter in our relationship with Iraq.

This morning, I called the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker to congratulate them on working together to form the unity government. I assured them that the United States will continue to assist the Iraqis in the formation of a free country, because I fully understand that a free Iraq will be an important ally in the war on terror, will serve as a devastating defeat for the terrorists and al Qaeda, and will serve as an example for others in the region who desire to be free.

President George W. Bush, with Mrs. Laura Bush by his side, comments on the formation of the new govenment in Iraq, Sunday, May 21, 2006 in the Diplomatic Reception Room of The White House.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt Thank you.

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