Bush to tout ‘clear strategy’ for Iraq
President to address nation from Army base
WASHINGTON (CNN) — With his approval rate sinking, President Bush is set Tuesday to address the nation about his “clear strategy” in war-torn Iraq while key Democrats will look for signs the president is willing to shift some policies.
Bush will mark the anniversary of the U.S. handover of sovereignty to Iraqis with a speech at 8 p.m. ET before a military audience at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
“I think we have a clear strategy for success,” White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Monday. “He’s going to be talking in a very specific way about what that strategy is. It’s an opportunity for the American people to hear about the strategy.”
He added, “The president made it clear after September 11 that some will want us to grow complacent and forget about, or put the attacks off as a distant memory. But it does require patience and resolve to see this struggle through to the end. We have no option but to defeat the terrorists, and the terrorists will be defeated.” [Oh, will they??] (Rest of sh-tory)
Let’s hope the strategy involves the cessation of the daily stories of soldiers dying.