Sticking To His Guns

Iraqi forces are proving tougher than many imagined, forcing Washington to modify its tactics. But George W. Bush is more determined than ever to destroy Saddam Hussein. Here's the latest thinking on

One week into the war, the Commander in Chief was on edge. Appearing before reporters with British Prime Minister Tony Blair last Thursday, George W. Bush let loose a double dose of presidential petulance. He fidgeted, he frowned, and he scowled at questioners. At one point Bush spoke over Blair as the Prime Minister tried to answer a question. Bush's temper had grown short, aides said, because doubts about the war's progress were growing just when Bush was trying to get out a message of resolve. Reports of Iraqi irregular forces harassing U.S. troops up and down the road to Baghdad--faking...

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