Bush says no decision yet on deepening drawdown of US troops in Iraq

Facing another decision about US troop numbers in Iraq by spring, President George W. Bush said Saturday it is "fine with me" if generals recommend no more cuts than those planned to drop the force level to about 130,000. Bush also commended Iraq's parliament for passing legislation reinstating thousands of former supporters of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to government jobs. "It's an important step toward reconciliation," Bush said. "It's an important sign that the leaders of that country understand that they must work together to meet the aspirations of the Iraqi people."