Officials: Bush to Announce Troop Cut
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.