President Bush visited Iowa today, a three-hour, mid-day stop in Des Moines. President Bush used a speech this morning in Des Moines to respond to democrat lawmakers who’ve questioned the Administration’s war plan. The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee says there’s no exit strategy, but Bush said he’s made his war aims absolutely clear.Bush said the U-S will defend freedom at any cost. Bush says the military budget he submitted to Congress needs to be quickly approved.Bush said we’re in for a long and difficult struggle. Bush made no mention of an end to the war on terrorism.Bush said we can’t rest until we’ve routed out terrorists wherever they try to hide. Bush also said he was ready to work with Congress for a Farm Bill that provides a federal safety net for farmers, but doesn’t encourage over-production.Bush met privately with a few employees of a Des Moines printing company to talk about retirement savings. Bush’s calling for reform of 401-K plans after the Enron debacle that saw Enron executives reap millions by selling their Enron stock, while they forbid Enron workers from selling.Bush also appeared at a fundraiser for Congressman Tom Latham over the noon-hour.
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