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The president explains how withdrawing troops from Iraq puts them at greater risk.

Topics: George W. Bush, Iraq war, War Room,

George W. Bush, speaking today on Congress’ plan to begin bringing troops home from Iraq: “I think it — I’m just envisioning what it would be like to be a young soldier in the middle of Iraq and realizing that politicians have all of the sudden made military determinations. And in my judgment, that would put a kid in harm’s way, more so than he or she already is.”

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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