Talking Up Iraq at Home ...

The Administration markets its Iraq plan with a series of TV-friendly events

Stung by an ornery public and exasperated Republican law- makers, the White House is preparing a blitz of TV-friendly events to show that George W. Bush knows what he's doing in Iraq, and to define achievable terms for victory. The drive started last week at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where he gave the first of four big speeches leading up to Iraq's Dec. 15 elections. Bush choked up as he read a letter found on the laptop of fallen Marine Corporal Jeff Starr: "If you are reading this, then I've died in Iraq ... I don't regret going." Despite...

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