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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