President Bush Addresses the Nation

President Bush addressed the Nation tonight in an effort to reassert his rationale for staying the course in Iraq.

In a primetime address in front of a military audience at Fort Bragg, the President defended his decisions and America's role in policing the new Iraq.

Bush refused to set any timetable for the withdrawal of troops, saying any sort of firm date would only give hope to the insurgency that is responsible for thousands of deaths.

The President said he sees the same bloody and violent pictures coming out of the country every day, but believes in the American resolve that he says was strengthened by the events of 9-11.

The Commander in Chief called the work in Iraq "difficult and dangerous,” but said it was vital to the future security of the country.

A new poll released this week shows 58 percent of Americans disapprove of the President's handling of the war, but 55 percent do approve of his handling of the War on Terror.