Monday, August 18, 2003

Liberia: Bush says that US troops will leave by October

President Bush has said that the marines will be withdrawn from Liberia by October 1. He said they would be replaced by UN troops.
"We have a special obligation in Liberia to help with humanitarian aid. And, therefore, we will," Bush said. "And I said, secondly, we will have a limited mission, of limited duration and limited scope, and that we will help what's called ECOMIL (search), which is the Western African nations' militaries, go in and provide the conditions necessary for humanitarian aid to move."
Bush made the statements during an interview last week with Armed Forces Radio and Television.