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"My Answer Is No"

A conversation with President Bush.

6:30 AM, Apr 10, 2008 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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And he had a certain amount of steel in his voice when he then reiterated his determination not to allow the sacrifices of our fighting men and women to have been made in vain. The one thing parents and wives of slain soldiers and Marines most often asked of him, the president said, was to complete the mission for which their son or husband had died. And the president quietly said he was determined to do everything in his power to see to it that this country kept their loved ones' faith and honored their sacrifice.

William Kristol is editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.