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Bush Responds to Kerry on Iraq, Debates

President Bush defends his decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Responding to claims by Democratic rival Sen. John Kerry that Bush's Iraq policies have been full of mistakes, Bush accused Kerry of wavering in his own positions. The two will participate in three debates this fall. Hear NPR's Michele Norris and NPR's Ron Elving.

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