Skip to comments.Bush orders gradual troop cuts in Iraq
Posted on 09/13/2007 6:29:12 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
President Bush, defending an unpopular war, ordered gradual reductions in U.S. forces in Iraq on Thursday night and said, "The more successful we are, the more American troops can return home." Still, Bush firmly rejected calls to end the war, saying the insurgents who threaten Iraq's future are a danger to U.S. national security. American troops must stay in the battle, Bush said, and more than 130,000 will remain after the newly ordered withdrawals are completed in July.
"The principle guiding my decisions on troop levels in Iraq is: return on success," the president said.
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Looks like we will, because this man is probably the most resolute President we will see in our lifetimes.
And we’re winning it on our terms, not the terms of surrender and bush-bashing the dims have been praying for since the iraq war started.
Love the way EVERY single supposedly "objective" news source worked this propaganda line into their supposed "News Coverage".
He’s not giving up, no matter what. The Democrats have no shame.
It was a great speech. I’d have perfered a demand that Democrats in Congress be censured for their attacks on General Petraeus but knew the President wouldn’t do that.
Only if the Dems get the hell out of the way.
There has never been a moment during the last seven years, when I have been ashamed of one thing President George W. Bush has done. He leads, he has strength, and we just ride on his coattails. Thank you President Bush.
You want to know how well he did....check out the reaction of Chris Matthews...he is about to blow a gourd.
This MoveOn thing has brought a man like Mr. X back to his senses. He’s animated again; watch out Democrat cowards!
Thanks, I just might like to watch Chris Matthews blow a gourd.
Did you guys see Jack the Democrap’s rebuttal? What a disgrace. He was jumping around like a used car salesman on meth. He essentially promised that Democrats would do their best to undermine everything the President plans to do.
It’s obviously a DNC talking point. The treason of the Democrats never ends. It doesn’t matter if it was 1863 with their attacks on President Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War or now with their discredited smear of the commanding General in Iraq.
All the bitching about withdrawing troops they did....he just gave in....but it will be on his terms....I would say he has outfoxed them once again.
Prayer for President Bush and our Troops.
I agree completely!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Does anyone remember how the President described the 1,500/month that have been killed since January? Does that number represent AQ or AQ and other groups?
Anybody have a link to audio/vid for the live-news challenged?
They had to use RI’s Jack Reed to get even a shred of credibility.
no sidebar on Presidents address... wow... did Freerepublic get a NY Times Moderator onboard or something?
We should ask for a family discount..
And what happened? Reed showed he has no credibility; he touted himself as an ex-Army officer (from the VN days, I presume) and he showed the world that he doesn’t understand his constitutional role as a senator. He can fund or defund, but that is all he can do. He cannot change foreign policy. He really made a clymer of himself.
Well Reed came away looking like a skittish loser, the President looking like a champ.
and a 2008 presidential candidate.
Maybe the Sidebar Moderator will take note ..of what the Great Fred said.
“I believe that the troop withdrawal plan that General (David) Petraeus has proposed is the right course. This recommendation is a result of the success being seen on the ground in Iraq. ... Every day, our troops in Iraq demonstrate a heroic resolve to win. I wish Democrats in Washington would dedicate as much time and energy to winning as they do on how to surrender the fight.” — Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., and a 2008 presidential candidate.
"They continue to talk about fear, they continue to focus on the connection between the war in Iraq and what happened on Sept 11th. THERE IS NO CONNECTION".
"There is a SERIOUS threat of Islamic terrorism. There's no doubt about that."
Edwards says he will go after them where ever they are..
Humm?..Him and what Army?!..
I agree 100%. This was an excellent speech. No grating sing-song cadence. No overblown rhetoric. Just George W at his Harry Truman best. I, too, have been very disappointed with him — largely because of his obdurate, destructive insistence on turning our country over to illegal aliens. But tonight, he re-emerged as a great wartime leader. Thank God.
How are the komrades over at Democratic Bumbleground reacting to this? They must have their ponytails in a twist!
Yahoo news is the worst most slanted. It’s my home page. Sigh. You can’t escape it.
At any rate I took thing away from this outstanding speech - the look that the President gave before the two or three sentences about the shia and iran. Whoa. He narrowed his eyes like an animal. Replay it. I recorded that speech and the after comments on MSNBC for my sons to watch when they are older. They need to see what fools look like when their lips are moving.
“There is a SERIOUS threat of Islamic terrorism. There’s no doubt about that.”
Edwards says he will go after them where ever they are..
Last month terrorism was a bumper sticker to John Edwards. It is serious mental illness to have that kind of dissociation with oneself.
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