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Question: Didn't you tell the AP that you would aim to have U.S. troops out by the end of your first term?
—Washington Post interview, May 28, 2004
 But if we can't achieve a free election in four years, and if we can't achieve some kind of progress that sufficiently brings the Iraqi people out of the shadows and into the open to invest in their own future in that period of time, we're in trouble.
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.