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12 November 2009 

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  President Bush Presents Iraq Strategy


President Bush, in a televised speech to the American people, has committed another 20,000 troops to Iraq.  He said the current situation in Iraq is "unacceptable to the American people" and unacceptable to him.


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US president says strategy will succeed where past efforts have failed, because security operations will now be free from political and sectarian interference
(From right) Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY., listen as Gen. George W. Casey Jr. gives an update on the situation in Iraq
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 11 January, 2007
President George Bush concludes his address to the nation from the White House Library, 10 Jan 2007