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October 16, 2002

Bush: Israel to respond if attacked

This response should it be called for will strengthen the ties between the US and Israel.
WASHINGTON –– President Bush, calling Saddam Hussein a dangerous man, said Wednesday after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that he was certain Sharon would retaliate if Iraq attacked Israel.

Bush gave no indication in an Oval Office news conference that he had tried to restrain Sharon, who already has said his country could not stand by if attacked.

"If Iraq were to attack, I am sure the prime minister will respond," Bush said.