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Bush Comments on Afghanistan
Aired December 4, 2002 - 11:08 ET
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LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: We're going to step away from this press conference in Baghdad and take you to one that is happening in Washington. President Bush now making some remarks about Iraq.
GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: ... in Afghanistan was in today in the situation room and gave me a briefing about the human condition in Afghanistan. It's improving dramatically. There are projects after projects after projects of going forward where the United States and other NGOs are involved to improve the human condition. The Muslim world will eventually realize, if they don't now, that we believe in freedom, and we respect all individuals. Unlike the killers, we value each life in America. Everybody's precious. Everybody counts. And to the extent that we need to continue to make that message work, we will try to do so, but the best thing we can do is to show results from our activities, and be able to point to the fact that -- not only did we liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban, we remain in place with a lot of aid and a lot of help and the suffering of the human condition is improving, and suffering is less because of the United States of America.
Thank you all. Thanks for coming.
HARRIS: We're now going to cut away from that, a short tail end of that press conference that we heard President Bush there in the White House. We didn't get to hear his comments about Iraq.
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