Bush reaffirms commitment to June 30 power handover
By Sean Loughlin
CNN Washington Bureau
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 Posted: 9:25 AM EDT (1325 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is questioning the deadline for the transfer of power in Iraq, suggesting Tuesday that June 30 is an "arbitrary date" that may have more to do with politics at home than stability in that country.
"I have always said consistently that it is a mistake to set an arbitrary date, and I hope that date has nothing to do with the election here in the United States," Kerry told reporters in Ohio, where he talked about his plan to revitalize the economy.
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