Presidential Address on Iraq

President Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the Iraq War. In his remarks he talked about progress made toward… read more

President Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the Iraq War. In his remarks he talked about progress made toward political and military stabilization in the country, recent Iraqi elections, and the future U.S. commitment to Iraq. He also acknowledged several mistakes and setbacks over the course of the invasion and reconstruction, criticisms of his decisions in the war, and outlined future challenges to the U.S. occupation. 

This was the first address from the Oval Office since the beginning of the invasion in 2003 and third Oval Office address of his presidency. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Presidential Address on Iraq

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Program ID:
190417-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Address
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 18, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 19, 2005

Airing Details

  • Dec 18, 2005 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 18, 2005 | 10:44pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 19, 2005 | 11:46am EST | C-SPAN 1
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