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In Missouri, Kerry Calls for UN, NATO Help in Iraq


Fulton, Mo. – John Kerry says that, one year after President Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq, it's time for a new direction.

The Democratic presidential candidate spoke Friday at Westminster College in Fulton.

Kerry said the nation needs to lead in a way that "brings the world to us." He's been calling for U.N. and NATO assistance in Iraq.

Tomorrow marks one year since Bush landed on an aircraft carrier and said major combat was over. A now-famous banner read "Mission Accomplished."

Kerry says the U.S. hasn't succeeded in its mission. He says time is of essence in Iraq now, and: "This may be our last chance to get this right."