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September 13, 2007 7:39 PM

Bush asks nation for patience

President Bush announced in a nationally televised address Thursday night that 5,700 U.S. troops would leave Iraq by December. He formally embraced the recommendations made earlier this week by Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Iraq, to withdraw as many as 21,500 combat forces and an undetermined number of support troops by July.

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