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Bush Defends Iraq War, Vietnam Service

In an interview on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, President Bush said the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was necessary because Saddam Hussein had the capacity to develop nuclear weapons. Bush added he was confident he would be re-elected, and rejected charges, recently revived by Democrats, that he had abandoned his position with the National Guard during the Vietnam War. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

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Pam Fessler is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where she covers poverty, philanthropy, and voting issues.