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Tim Russert: If there's another bill to provide money for the troops, you'll vote against it again?
Kerry: It depends 1, Tim. 2 3 Even the generals in Iraq said the money in that bill had no impact on their ability to continue to fight. We had money all the way 4, and 5 you know 6 7 that 8 we would have sat down at a table, we [would] have worked out exactly how we were going to do this intelligently, and we would have had a better bill.
—Washington, D.C., April 18, 2004
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