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Bush Says Saddam Photos Won't Motivate Iraq Insurgents


George W. Bush
President Bush says he does not think the published photos Friday of a nearly-naked Saddam Hussein in his prison cell will spark more anti-American sentiment in Iraq.

Questioned by reporters at the White House, Mr. Bush said a photo does not inspire murderers. He said the insurgents are motivated by a vision of the world that is, "backward and barbaric" and by a desire to thwart freedom in Iraq.

The White House said the president was briefed earlier by senior aides about the incident and strongly supports what it said is "the aggressive and thorough investigation that is already under way."

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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