Friday, June 24, 2005

Bush plans primetime TV address as six US troops feared dead in Falluja

Guardian Unlimited: "President George Bush will make a primetime appeal to Americans next week to shore up dwindling domestic support for the war in Iraq, where insurgents have inflicted one of their deadliest attacks in months on US forces.

Mr Bush will attempt to persuade an increasingly sceptical public to maintain support for the war in a speech on Tuesday evening at the Fort Bragg army base in North Carolina.

Five marines and a sailor were feared killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy travelling through Falluja, a Sunni stronghold which US officers had until yesterday presented as an example of successful pacification. The Pentagon reported that women marines were among the dead."