Bush, Blair to Discuss Study Group Report

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Armed with fresh recommendations for turning things around in Iraq, President Bush meets Thursday with Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, his staunchest ally in the war.

Blair was among those interviewed by the Iraq Study Group before
it issued its call for a gradual pull-back of United States combat troops,
coupled with a diplomatic overture to Iran and Syria.

President Bush says the report contains "some very good ideas" but says not everyone is going to agree with every idea.
And while he promises to consider the bipartisan report in a timely fashion, he has other reviews of the Iraq situation in the works as well.

Aides say Bush and Blair have been trying to get together for
some time and coincidentally this was the week that worked best.

But the two leaders undoubtedly will discuss the study group's
recommendations on what to do in Iraq now.


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