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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A - Herald-Zeitung-Thursday, January 11, 2007 BUSH CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Announcement sets up clash with Democrats Republicans, as well. "This is a dangerously wrongheaded strategy that will drive America deeper into an unwinnable swamp at a great cost," said Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb, aViet-nam veteran and potential GOP presidential candidate. After nearly four years of bloody combat, the speech was perhaps Bush's last credible chance to try to present a winning strategy in Iraq and persuade Americans to change their minds about the unpopular war, which has cost the lives of more than 3,000 members of the U.S. military as well as more than $400 billion. Senate and House Democrats are arranging votes urging the president not to send more troops. While lacking the force of law, the measures would compel Republicans to go on record as either bucking the president or supporting an escalation. Usually loath to admit error, Bush said it also was a mistake to have allowed American forces to be restricted by the Iraqi government, which tried to prevent U.S. military operations against fighters controlled by the "This is a dangerously wrongheaded strategy that will drive America deeper into an unwinnable swamp at a great cost." - Chuck Hagel U.S. Senator, R-Neb. radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful political ally of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The president said al-Maliki had assured him that from now on, "political or sectarian interference will not be tolerated." As Bush spoke for 20 minutes from the unusual setting of the White House library, the sounds of protesters amassed outside the compound's gates occasionally Altered through. Bush's approach amounts to a huge gamble on al-Maliki's willingness - and ability-to deliver on promises he has consistently failed to keep: to disband Shiite militias, pursue national reconciliation and make good on commitments for Iraqi forces to handle security operations in Baghdad. "Our past efforts to secure Baghdad failed for two principal reasons: There were not enough Iraqi and American troops to secure neighborhoods that had been cleared of terrorists and insurgents," the president said. 'And there were too many restrictions on the troops we did have." He said American commanders have reviewed the Iraqi plan "to ensure that it addressed these mistakes." With Americans ovemhelrningly unhappy with his Iraq strategy, Bush said it was a legitimate question to ask why this strategy to secure Baghdad will succeed where other operations failed. "This time we will have the force levels we need to hold the areas that have been cleared," the president said. While Bush put the onus on the Iraqis to meet their responsibilities and commit more troops, he did not threaten specific consequences if they do not WAGE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A States can set higher minimum pay rates "This bill increases costs for mom-and-pop businesses," said Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, contending the legislation doesn't do anything to help offset that burden. Many businesses want the pot sweetened, perhaps by faster depreciation or other tax breaks or letting small businesses band together to buy health insurance for their workers. "In America we can either have maximum opportunity or we can have minimum wages. We cannot have both," said Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. The bill would raise the wage floor in three steps. It would go to $5.85 an hour 60 days after signed into law by the president, to $6.55 a year later and to $7.25 a year after that. "For 10 years the lowest-paid Americans have been frozen out. They have been working at a federal poverty wage, not a federal minimum wage," said Rep. George Miller, D-Calif, author of the legislation. Bush has said he supports a wage boost paired with "targeted tax and regulatory relief" to help businesses - which would have to pay for the higher labor costs - stay competitive. The Labor Department says< 479,000 workers paid by the hour earned exactly $5.15 in 2005, the most recent estimate available. The federal minimum wage is like a national wage floor, though some people can be paid less under certain circumstances. States can set minimum wages above the federal level; more than two dozen states plus the District of Columbia do. TIPS from the Eden rts P Larry Dahl Edenf Heme, Inc. HELPING MEN AVOID FALLS Men's testosterone levels decline as they age. One of the consequences of this hormonal decline is that they are more likely to fall. 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