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Hunter Defends President Bush in Postponing Iraq Stragegy Announcement

President George Bush has put off, by a couple weeks at least, announcing his new approach to Iraq, despite almost daily criticism from Democratic lawmakers. A member of the San Diego congressional delegation thinks Democrats are wrong. From Capital Hill Bob Costantini reports. 

Despite the plan by President Bush to change Iraq strategy, the Democratic party continues issuing daily press releases criticizing the continuing violence. This has angered 52nd District Congressman Duncan Hunter, the outgoing chairman of the House Armed Services Committee:

Hunter: Get behind the Commander in Chief.  Don’t second-guess him before he’s even issued his policy.”

At a Capitol Hill news conference, Hunter defended the president’s decision, to put off to early January, what was originally planned for before Christmas.

Hunter: Any policy requires a lot of reflection.  The president has just received the Iraq Study Group.  I think two weeks is reasonable.

But on a day when another massive bombing in Baghdad was making news, incoming Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid replied, "Waiting further to change Iraq policy, is a mistake."

From Capitol Hill, Bob Costantini, KPBS News.

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