Plans for President Bush to address the nation sometime before Christmas have been shelved.
[A]s the President has heard from a variety of voices on Iraq it became clear there are no easy answers or quick solutions.
After the President spoke by teleconference with his commanders on the ground in Iraq White House Press Secretary Tony Snow announced that a decision on new policy will have to wait until after the first of the year.
One rumor emblazoned across Fox News just now—the POTUS is weighing the sage advice of hawks to send more troops to Iraq. That is the kind of announcement you'd want to avoid making right before Christmas.