Practicing a Speech Instead of Quitting a War

Officials: Bush to Announce Troop Cut

Published: September 11, 2007

Filed at 5:32 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush will tell the nation this week he plans to reduce the American troop presence in Iraq by as many as 30,000 by next summer, but will condition those and further cuts on continued progress, The Associated Press has learned.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Bush’s speech is not yet final. Bush was practicing the speech and putting the final touches on it even as the U.S. commanding general, David Petraeus, and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker were presenting their arguments on Capitol Hill.



That’s a good boy, practice makes perfect, except in matters of war and diplomacy. As long as nook-yu-ler isn’t in the text, you’ll be fine.


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1 thought on “Practicing a Speech Instead of Quitting a War

  1. Jim,
    Please take a look at American Agility’s program to cut through Washington bureaucracy by giving our troops the tools they need to get the job done and come home. If you and your readers could sign the petition at it would be a tremendous help.
    Also, if you add a link for AA, Russ would be happy to reciprocate. Thanks Jim!
    Sorry if this looks “spammy” but we need any and all help we can get from fellow Americans.

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