September 13th, 2007
08:50 PM ET
7 years ago

A preview of President Bush's speech

WASHINGTON (CNN) - U.S. successes in Iraq mean "we can begin seeing troops come home," but other American troops will remain there into 2009 and beyond, President Bush will announce Thursday night.

Bush is scheduled to deliver a national address on the war at 9:01 p.m. ET, touting what he says are the achievements of the troop "surge" he launched in January.

"Our success in meeting these objectives now allows us to begin bringing some of our troops home," Bush will tell viewers, according to excerpts released by the White House.

Full story: Excerpt: Homecoming for some troops, other stay until 2009


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  1. Peter, Wausau, WI

    It's good to see that President Bush is willing to determine the length of the American military presence in Iraq based on what's needed to restore law and order to that country, rather than trying to gain a political advantage. God bless America. God bless our soldiers with the strength needed to succeed in their mission.

    September 13, 2007 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  2. moe, northyork, On

    I want the people of america to wake up and see the truth about 9/11. 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB. Probably a lot of people know about it but why aren't we doing anything to the government, instead we are letting them getaway with it. We all need to come as one and stop this government.

    September 17, 2007 11:04 am at 11:04 am |