Chaos or unity the choice for Iraq: Bush

US President George W. Bush today decried the latest surge in sectarian violence in Iraq and declared that for Iraqis “the choice is chaos or unity”.

Five attacks rocked Baghdad today, killing more than 40 people, continuing a recent surge of violence.

Bush spoke after an Oval Office meeting with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, shortly before he was to leave for a five-day trip to India and Pakistan.

For his part, Berlusconi said that he would stand by plans to withdraw all of Italy’s 3,000 troops from Iraq by the end of the year.

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