Address by the President to the Nation on the Way Forward in Iraq: September 13, 2007 [open pdf - 52KB]
This is the President's Address on the Way Forward in Iraq given on 13 September 2007. In his address, he states: "The premise of our strategy is that securing the Iraqi population is the foundation for all other progress. For Iraqis to bridge sectarian divides, they need to feel safe in their homes and neighborhoods. For lasting reconciliation to take root, Iraqis must feel confident that they do not need sectarian gangs for security. The goal of the surge is to provide that security and to help prepare Iraqi forces to maintain it. As I will explain tonight, our success in meeting these objectives now allows us to begin bringing some of our troops home."
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