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11-29-2005, 10:01 PM
29 Nov. VOA - Bush to Deliver Major Address on Iraq War (http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-11-29-voa78.cfm).

President Bush is expected to discuss his Iraq strategy in a major speech Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy near Washington. The president will focus on the process of training Iraqis to take over from U.S. and coalition forces.

The president is delivering the speech at a time of waning public support for his Iraq policy, and increasing skepticism in the U.S. Congress, where there are calls for a timetable for troop withdrawals.

Mr. Bush wants to make it clear he will not be swayed by those who want an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces. He says victory against terrorism is imperative, and the United States will stay in Iraq as long as it takes.

11-30-2005, 07:26 AM
Bush to Fight Iraq Critics with Speech on Strategy (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/30/AR2005113000119.html).

... The White House plans to release a document on the national strategy for victory in Iraq, which officials say will mainly reiterate policies that have already been in place.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan described the document as "an unclassified version of the plan that we have had in place and the plan that we've been pursuing."

11-30-2005, 11:10 PM
Full Text: President Outlines Strategy for Victory in Iraq (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/11/print/20051130-2.html).

12-07-2005, 11:02 PM
7 Dec. White House News - President Discusses War on Terror and Rebuilding Iraq (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/12/20051207-1.html).

Today we mark the anniversary of a fateful day in American history. On December the 7th, 1941, our peaceful nation awoke to an attack plotted in secret, and executed without mercy. The strike on Pearl Harbor was the start of a long war for America -- a massive struggle against those who attacked us, and those who shared their destructive ambitions. Fortunately for all of us, a great generation of Americans was more than equal to the challenge. Our nation pulled together -- and despite setbacks and battlefield defeats, we did not waver in freedom's cause. With courage and determination, we won a war on two fronts: we liberated millions, we aided the rise of democracy in Europe and Asia we watched enemies become allies, and we laid the foundation of peace for generations.

On September the 11th, 2001, our nation awoke to another sudden attack. In the space of just 102 minutes, more Americans were killed than we lost at Pearl Harbor. Like generations before us, we accepted new responsibilities, and we confronted new dangers with firm resolve. Like generations before us, we're taking the fight to those who attacked us -- and those who share their murderous vision for future attacks. Like generations before us, we've faced setbacks on the path to victory -- yet we will fight this war without wavering. And like the generations before us, we will prevail.

Like earlier struggles for freedom, this war will take many turns, and the enemy must be defeated on every battlefront -- from the streets of Western cities, to the mountains of Afghanistan, to the tribal regions of Pakistan, to the islands of Southeast Asia and the Horn of Africa. Yet the terrorists have made it clear that Iraq is the central front in their war against humanity. So we must recognize Iraq as the central front in the war on terror...