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U.S. Stays on the Offensive In Iraq

U.S. Stays on the Offensive While Sabotage Hits Iraq

White House Report, August 18; Iraq, Libya, North Korea

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said that recent sabotage attacks in Iraq on an oil pipeline and water pipe are a reminder that as Iraq continues to make progress, "there will be those remnants of the former regime and foreign terrorists who are enemies of the Iraqi people that will continue to seek to carry out attacks."

McClellan, speaking to reporters in Crawford, Texas, August 18, said the United States is on the "offensive" in Iraq.

"We are going after those remnants of the former regime," he said. "We are going after those foreign terrorists. These are people that seek to prevent the Iraqi people from having a brighter future, from having a future that is free and democratic, from having an Iraq that is governed by the Iraqi people."

"Our troops are going after these remnants. They're going after these foreign terrorists and finding them. And they will continue to do that and defeat them wherever they may be."

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