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Bush speech on Iraq to follow Petraeus’ report, testimony

September 9, 2007

SYDNEY, Australia — President Bush said yesterday he will address the nation this week on “the way forward” in Iraq, and he urged lawmakers in Congress and Americans to unite on the war strategy he initiated in January.

Mr. Bush’s address is expected Thursday. Before the speech, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top commander in Iraq, and Ryan C. Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, will testify to Congress about whether sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Iraq has helped stabilize the nation.

“I will lay out a vision for future involvement in Iraq — one that I believe the American people and their elected leaders of both parties can support,” the president said …

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