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Bush to Discuss 2006 Goals for Iraq


President Bush will deliver a speech Tuesday outlining the administration's goals for Iraq in the coming year.

In a speech to a gathering of war veterans in Washington, Mr. Bush will discuss the ongoing process of rebuilding Iraq's economy, establishing democracy and training Iraqi security forces.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan says the president will talk about how the administration has "learned from experience" in all of these areas.

He also says Mr. Bush will call on the international community to fulfill its financial pledges to Iraq.

The president gave a series of speeches late last year aimed at restoring public confidence in his handling of Iraq, which has plummeted due to the ongoing violence and instability in the country.

Mr. McClellan notes that 2006 will be "a time of more testing and sacrifice."

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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