Tuesday, December 21, 2004



Bush said progress has been made in Iraq in the year since Saddam Hussein was captured, and he expressed continued confidence that the oil-rich nation will be transformed into a democratic beacon in the Middle East.


BAGHDAD, Iraq - Rockets struck a mess tent at a military base in Mosul where hundreds of U.S. soldiers had just sat down to lunch Tuesday, and a Pentagon official said at least 22 people were killed and 50 were wounded. A radical Muslim group, the Ansar al-Sunnah Army, claimed responsibility.

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