April 7th, 2008
09:32 AM ET
6 years ago

Sources: Bush to address nation on Iraq

 President Bush is expected to talk about combat tours and the future of Iraq in an address Thursday.
President Bush is expected to talk about combat tours and the future of Iraq in an address Thursday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush is planning to address the nation Thursday morning about the Iraq war, according to sources in the Bush administration and on Capitol Hill.

The address will come after Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker wrap up two days of testimony to Congress.

Republican and Democratic officials said the president is expected to discuss the administration's decision to reduce combat tours of duty from 15 months to 12 months, as well as the future in Iraq.

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  1. Larry Minard

    I guess we don't have to bother listening to the speech then, because Gen. Petraeus will have already spoken about everything Pres. Bush will be saying. HINT For News Editors, Is there an advance copy of the Petraeus speech and Bush's speech? I'm guessing either man could read either speech.

    April 7, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. IAMWMD

    What a waste of airtime. America doesn't control Bush's War. Al Sadr along with Iran controls whetjer this war escalates or end and bush doesn't have a clue.

    I can't wait until the U.S. pulls out and let NATO clean up this Bush mess.

    Let Bush and Chaney hire mercenaries if the want to continue and NATO decides to not get involved.

    ExSoldier for Obama 08

    April 7, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. Patrick

    You're doing a better job all the time on Iraq. Keep listening to the people on the ground to make your decisions and we will soon be leaving Iraq as a stable democracy.

    April 7, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. DSP

    David Petraeus, Ryan Crocker, blah, blah, blah... Where are the Iraqi political leaders? Why are they not testifying on thier own behalf? Do they want us there or not? How come we haven't seen any of these leaders in front of our congress? Why isn't Al-Maliki anwering questions about his leadership and government?

    They had time to take last summer off, surely a few days talking with our leaders for a few days would not put too much strain on the people of Iraq.

    To he++ with protocol, we are beyond that. Why isn't this being suggrested by congress, or the media, or moveon.org?

    Get al-Maliki in front of the american people to explain to us why our men and women are dying and convince us of the need for continued "politicol support via military action."

    April 7, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. J. Dean, Juno Beach, FLORIDA

    DESASTER GEORGE BUSH STILL HAS ANY COURAGE TO ADDRESS OUR GREAT NATION ?
    OVER 70 % OF US DO NOT APPROVE LIL GEROGE BUSH'S CONDUCT, WHY IS HE STILL WASTING AMERICA'S TIME AND RESOURCES ?
    HE CAN ADDRESS HIS OPINION TO DICK CHENEY SECRETELY. ANYHOW HE HAS DONE THE SAME FOR THE LAST SEVER YEARS.

    April 7, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  6. Richard

    PLEASE say you are resigning.!

    April 7, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. Ray H from Gainesville VA

    ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz...........is he still in office? More of the same old.."this is going to take time" speech. Bring our troops home already!!!

    Far as our presidents go; are there any other families out there to lead this country than the Bush's and Clinton's? Is Jeb next? Over 20 years of these people is enough!!!!! It's time for the country to go in a new direction. Out with the old and in with the new!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama'08

    April 7, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  8. SUE, Michigan

    Do you think he could announce his resignation at the same time? No? I guess we'd better get the impeachment going then! Hurry!

    April 7, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  9. rdbtwthlins

    Ohhhhh..., this must be the expunge Bush hate blog.

    April 7, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
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