July 10th, 2007
01:11 PM ET
12 years ago

Bush: 'We've got a plan to lead to victory'

CNN's Ed Henry reports President Bush is preaching patience when it comes to the war in Iraq.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (CNN) – As he toured a suburban Cleveland plant Tuesday, President Bush previewed a speech he’ll give this afternoon in which he refuses to back down on his Iraq strategy.

Mr. Bush told reporters in brief comments, “I will remind the people in the audience today that troop levels will be decided by our commanders on the ground, not by political figures in Washington, DC, and that we've got a plan to lead to victory."

The president added, "I fully understand that this is a difficult war. It's hard on the American people. But I will once again explain the consequences of failure to the American people."

Mr. Bush toured GrafTech in Parma before going on to events at the Cleveland Clinic and then his speech to the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Mr. Bush will take questions following his remarks.

- CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk

Filed under: Iraq • President Bush
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  1. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    Jon, Sacramento ~ Ca

    And that makes about as much sense to me as: Why don't we just build bigger Space Crafts that will reach Heaven and put a Stop to the End of the World before it gets here !

    The Majority are sitting tight waiting to see IF IT WIL HAPPEN. Not spending their time producing weapons that will wipe out Divine Infantry!

    Yeah lets pre guess Iraq and Iran's next move and send our troops on over to make sure we kill them all before they reach our shores.

    What a Travesty the Fiction good movies are made on is actually happening in real life now!

    July 11, 2007 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  2. Mary, Beaver, PA

    I think it is amazing that the Bush supporters naturally assume that you must love Clinton if you hate Bush. Where is the logic in that? "It ain't necessarily so."

    July 12, 2007 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  3. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI Canada

    ‘We’ve got a plan to lead to victory’
    Any of you heard that one before?
    Unless your deaf the answer must be an unequivocal YES!

    So my question is? How many Plans to Lead to Victory does this President need – Before Victory is Truly Achieved?

    TOOO MANY is the answer to that one...Cause there is NO CHANCE FOR VICTORY!

    Time for the Jons, the Jerrys, the Toms and Georges to get their proverbial heads out of the proverbial sands and SEE Reality on the Iraq War for what it really is – Serious Mismanagement that's about to progress from Disaster to Total World Disaster!

    Sorry but it's way past time for George et als to Dial A Clue before the World has to Dial A Prayer!

    July 12, 2007 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
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