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Associated Press Worldstream

June 19, 2003 Thursday 10:51 AM Eastern Time


DISTRIBUTION: Europe; Britian; Scandinavia; Middle East; Africa; India; Asia; England

LENGTH: 534 words

HEADLINE: Rumsfeld plays down Iraqi resistance despite deadly attacks on U.S. troops

BYLINE: MATT KELLEY; Associated Press Writer


BODY: Baghdad has less violent crime than the U.S. capital, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in playing down recent deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq.

The attacks are deliberate attempts to kill Americans, but they are not well coordinated by any central leader or group, Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon news conference Wednesday.

"You've got to remember that if Washington, D.C., were the size of Baghdad, we would be having something like 215 murders a month," Rumsfeld said. "There's going to be violence in a big city."


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