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President Bush defended the war in Iraq and his tax cuts in the final State of the Union address of his term.

State of the Union
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World Reaction

Post correspondents around the globe offer audio reports on local reaction to President Bush's speech:
In Tokyo: Anthony Faiola
In Moscow: Peter Baker
In Baghdad: Anthony Shadid

Live Discussions

Message Boards After Bush's address, have your questions answered:

The Post's Robert G. Kaiser with instant analysis.
Transcript: White House Briefing Columnist Dan Froomkin walks readers through next-day analysis.

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The State of the Union:
A Century of Presidential Addresses

Richard M. Nixon
Journey through the most notable annual addresses of the past 100 years, with facts, phots and audio.

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Past Speeches

See coverage and read the full transcripts of recent State of the Union addresses:

Bush's 2003 State of the Union
Bush's 2002 State of the Union
Bush's 2001 Address to Congress
Clinton's 1993-2000 Addresses

Bush Defends Iraq War, Economic Policy
President Bush Tuesday night devoted the final State of the Union address of his term to a vigorous and sometimes combative defense of his actions as president, calling the United States a "nation with a mission."

Tone Shows His Ears Have Been Burning
President Bush's State of the Union speech showed just how closely he and his staff have been following the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, and how conscious they are of the opposition's emerging campaign themes 10 long months before Election Day.

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State of the Platform
"President Bush offered less a description of the state of the union last night than an opening pitch for reelection."

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