President George W. Bush (file photo) (epa)
March 29, 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush says Saddam Hussein, not continued American involvement in Iraq, is responsible for the ongoing sectarian violence.
Bush made the comment in a Washington speech today. It was his third speech this month to bolster public support for the war.
The president said Hussein was a tyrant and used violence to exacerbate sectarian divisions to keep himself in power. Bush said that as a result, deep tensions persist to this day in Iraq.
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