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Sunday's quotes: Grim assessments of the task ahead

WASHINGTON—Allied leaders Sunday offered identical grim assessments of their war in Iraq:

"This is just the beginning of tough fight."

_ President Bush.

"There have to be tough days ahead...How long is not knowable. How many casualties is not knowable."

_ Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

"Clearly, they are not a beaten force...This is going to get a lot harder."

_ Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

"There will be some difficult times ahead."

_ British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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