March 11, 2006 - Posted at 1:01 p.m. CST
WHITE HOUSE (AP) _ President Bush is warning Iran and Syria to
keep out of Iraq's internal affairs.
Bush says Iraq must be allowed to build its democracy.
While he praised Iraq's security forces for their handling of
violent unrest after last month's bombing of a Shiite mosque, Bush
said they still need more training.
Bush spoke after being briefed at the White House by Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and others about remote-controlled,
homemade bombs that Iraqi insurgents conceal in cars or set off
The U-S says Syrians are helping insurgents by allowing foreign
fighters to pass into Iraq. Washington says Iran is fueling
radicalism among Iraq's Shiites, and allowing bomb-makers to pass
through the shared border.