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COPY-Democrats, Republicans question Bush's statement on troop levels

WASHINGTON Senators from both sides of the aisle are taking issue with some of what President Bush had to say last night.

During a prime-time address, Bush said he does not believe it's necessary to send more troops to Iraq.

Arizona Senator John McCain tells C-B-S that deploying too few troops was "one of the very big mistakes early on" in the war. The Republican says there were too few troops in Iraq "after the initial victory, and that's still the case."

And Senator John Kerry said on N-B-C that "we don't have enough troops" there.

It's a sentiment Joseph Biden echoed on A-B-C.

The Senate Democrat said he was going to give Bush "the phone numbers of the very generals and flag officers" he met on Memorial Day in Iraq.

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