President Bush delivers a prime-time speech on Iraq Monday night, outlining plans for handing power to Iraqis next month.
According to spokesman Scott McClellan, the 8 p.m. Eastern Time speech from the Army War College in Pennsylvania will present clear military, political and diplomatic steps Bush will take to empower a caretaker Iraqi government.
McClellan acknowledges events in Iraq are entering a "critical stage." But he says Bush wants Americans to know he's got a clear strategy for moving forward.
The speech is the first of a half-dozen addresses on Iraq that Bush plans before the June 30th transfer of sovereignty.
It also comes at a crucial time in Bush's re-election bid, five months before Election Day, with polls indicating his approval ratings are at the lowest point of his presidency.
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