Bush fails to rouse Congress support for troop surge in Iraq

The American body politic is falling into increasing disarray over Iraq, just days after President George W Bush used a landmark address to plead with Congress to give his strategy ‘‘a chance to work’’.

27th January, 2007

The American body politic is falling into increasing disarray over Iraq, just days after President George W Bush used a landmark address to plead with Congress to give his strategy ‘‘a chance to work’’.

Senators are divided over how strongly to criticise Bush’s plan to boost US troop numbers by more than 20,000, though many Republicans are publicly distancing themselves from the White House.

These manoeuvrings were being played out...

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