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|03-26-2008, 10:22 AM||#1|
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U.S. deaths in Iraq 'laid foundations for peace"
Bush: U.S. deaths in Iraq 'laid foundations for peace'
" WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush expressed sympathy Monday for the families of the 4,000 Americans killed in the war in Iraq, promising to make sure their loved ones "were not lost in vain."
"One day, people will look back at this moment in history and say, 'Thank God there were courageous people willing to serve, because they laid the foundations for peace for generations to come,' " Bush told reporters after a meeting at the State Department.
Military officials reported four U.S. soldiers died Sunday in a roadside bombing in Iraq, bringing the American toll in the war to the milestone of 4,000 deaths, including eight Defense Department civilians. The war entered its six year last week.
Of the 4,000 U.S. military personnel killed in the war, 3,263 have been killed in attacks and fighting and 737 in non hostile incidents, such as traffic accidents and suicides. The numbers are based on Pentagon data counted by CNN.
Bush: U.S. deaths in Iraq 'laid foundations for peace' - CNN.com
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