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Bush: Not while I'm still the Prez

At a press conference today, President Bush seemed to suggest that US troops would remain in Iraq until the end of his presidency.

From Think Progress:
REPORTER: Will there come a day, and I’m not asking you when — I’m not asking for a timetable — will there come a day when there will be no more American forces in Iraq?

BUSH: That, of course, is an objective, and that will be decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq.

We can at least take comfort in the fact that, for now, Bush acknowledges there will be future presidencies. This could change between now and 2008, of course, when his supporters decide that the 22nd amendment is another one of those ‘outdated’ laws that this 'wartime president' doesn't have to adhere to.