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Bush: Work In Iraq Has Been Hard; Needed For Peace

(AP) – President George W. Bush says the work in Iraq has been hard, but is necessary for U.S. security and world peace.

Bush arrived in Baghdad Sunday for an unannounced farewell trip.

The visit comes just 37 days before President-elect Barack Obama takes office.

Bush says he’s grateful he had the chance to return to Iraq a final time before his presidency ends.

The president is celebrating a recent U.S.-Iraq security agreement that calls for U.S. troops to withdraw by the end of 2011.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

KESQ News Team

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