Rumsfeld: Capture of Saddam, Baghdad Not Sole Measures Of Victory

By Thomas Duffy / April 7, 2003 at 5:00 AM
Victory in Iraq for U.S. forces will not necessarily come with the capture of Saddam Hussein or the complete control of Baghdad, and will likely occur later rather than sooner, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today. During a Pentagon briefing for reporters, Rumsfeld said declaring victory will be "a tough call," and that the capture of Hussein and the Iraq capital are not the determining factors of victory. Announcing victory in the nearly monthlong war will be up to President...

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