By Jon Ward
The Washington Times
September 14, 2007
President Bush last night said the U.S. military”s success in Iraq has made it possible to begin withdrawing some troops but noted that future withdrawals will be based on continued success and renewed his call on Iraqi leaders to take control of their country.
“Because of the measure of success we are seeing in Iraq, we can begin seeing troops come home,” said Mr. Bush, speaking from the Oval Office to a national television audience in prime time.
The president — in his 11th national address about Iraq — said 5,700 U.S. troops would return home by Christmas. He also said that five combat brigades….