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President Bush To Mark Iraqi Anniversary In Fort Bragg

Posted June 24, 2005 4:21 a.m. EDT

— RALEIGH, N.C. -- President George W. Bush will travel to North Carolina next week to address the troops, the White House said Friday.

Bush will be in Fort Bragg next Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Iraqi transfer of power. According to the president's schedule, he is set to give a major speech on Iraq at 8 p.m. that the White House has asked the major television networks to cover.

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Tuesday's trip will be Bush's fourth to North Carolina in less than a year.

Bush was in Raleigh in February to pitch his Social Security plan to supporters at the BTI Center.

Last September, the president attended a forum on women's issues in Charlotte. And in July, he visited a North Raleigh home for a $25,000-a-plate fundraiser.

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