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Bush Ultimatum

NPR's Mara Liasson reports President Bush said Monday night that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his sons have 48 hours to leave Iraq or face a military strike. The president asked the Iraqi military to surrender to U.S. troops, told the nation that terror attacks are possible and said the United States is acting legitimately to disarm Iraq through an invasion.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.