UPDATE 1-Bush: Tapping emergency oil would endanger U.S.


(Adds more details, quotes) WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday strongly rejected the idea of tapping emergency oil reserves to rein in surging gasoline prices as the election-year debate over energy strategy escalated. Bush accused Democrats of playing politics with the rise in gasoline prices, saying that calls by some of them to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve would leave Americans more vulnerable if a terrorist attack were to occur. "We ...

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