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WAR: Powell Acknowledges Plans to Proceed with Iraqi Elections by Jan. 30

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posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 01:12 AM
Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview on Tuesday that the U.S. is moving forward with planned elections in Iraq by Jan. 30. During the interview, he admitted there was no U.S. timetable for the pull out of troops from Iraq and conceded that the war had led to a "troubling rise" in Anti-American sentiment in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is doing everything it can to put in place conditions that will allow Iraqis to conduct elections due by Jan. 30, Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview published on Tuesday.

"It's still possible to have the kind of election we want to have by the end of January. The key is security and building up Iraqi forces to make them competent, fully equipped and able to do the job," Powell said in the interview with USA Today.

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I don't think the timing of the elections will have much of an impact on the violence in the region. Personally, I believe the eventual pull out of U.S. and other foreign troops will have much more of an impact.

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