Americans React to Bush's Speech

In his televised address to the nation Sunday night, President Bush said he would ask Congress for an additional $87 billion to fund military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bush said Iraq had now become the "central front" in the war on terror. In an effort to gauge public reaction to the President's remarks, we asked reporters in three parts of the country to talk to people about the speech and what they thought of it, and whether they heard him make the points they wanted to hear in terms of their views on U.S. policy in Iraq. NPR's David Schaper in Chicago, NPR's Richard Gonzales in San Francisco and Maine Public Radio's Charlotte Renner in Portland have our reports.

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