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  Bush Says Election Ratified Iraq Policy
  By Jim VandeHei and Michael A. Fletcher
  The Washington Post

  Sunday 16 January 2005

...

  "We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 
elections," Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post. "The 
American people listened to different assessments made about what was 
taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose 
me."

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 As for perhaps the most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, the 
administration has so far been unsuccessful in its attempt to locate 
the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Asked why, Bush said, 
"Because he's hiding."