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By Dan Eggen
President Bush said today that he will meet with President-elect Barack Obama at the White House early next week to discuss issues including the economy and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, part of the rapidly accelerating transition process leading up to January's inauguration.

Addressing a group of White House employees on the South Lawn, Bush vowed to forge an orderly transition with the Obama team over the next 75 days during a time of conflict and financial crisis. He also warned that terrorists and other enemies overseas might seek to "exploit this period of change" by issuing threats or attacks on U.S. targets.

"We face economic challenges that will not pause to let a new president settle in," Bush said. "This will also be the first wartime transition to a new president in four decades...Over the next 75 days, all of us must ensure that the new president and his team will hit the ground running."

The remarks, delivered after the president met with his Cabinet to discuss transition issues, came at Bush's second public appearance since Obama won election over Republican John McCain to be the nation's 44th president.

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Comments

I can't help it with change in the forecast. Let's get together and have a real North America. We can do it, for we have everything, oh yes we do. Our kids know better. They would never let dad or mom die for a useless unchangeable conflick.

Posted by: justada56 | November 7, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

To my USA friends and the wonderful USA , the real women. You have done it.
Now, Sarah can go home with a load of cloths, take her singular view of religion with her, stop the crazies from thinking of an assassination. Now, get it all back. The world has hope now. Sarah was one unusual person to have as a VP. Thank the gods she is gone for good. A wishful for Mc Cain months back, but so happy it is over. Now let us tighten security in the USA and Canada and make it easier for us to visit our best friends. STOP being scared, hell could break loose in Canada also, and we know it. President Bush will scare the hell out of you till his last day. Good luck and give Obama a chance, will yah?? Yes, anything can happen. Get out of Iraq, and then we can get out of Afghanistan together. Do not ever think Canada is not with you. You money ills will decline real quick and you can focus on , you the people. May your God Bless you

Posted by: justada56 | November 7, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

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