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29 Jan, 2008 02:20

No surprises from Bush's last Union address

U.S. President George W. Bush has delivered his final State of the Union Address to the U.S. Congress. The speech was dominated by the current state of the American economy and foreign policy.

Bush asked the Congress to agree to a stimulus package and tax cuts worth about $US 150 billion.

The President made no grand foreign policy announcements, only asking the nation to be patient with the war in Iraq.

He said that after a long and costly war, troops were experiencing success.

Bush urged Iran to halt any nuclear enrichment programmes, to make way for negotiations.

Bush also spoke about the history of liberty, calling the Orange and Rose Revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia 'images of new freedom'.

George W. Bush has less than a year left in office. Democratic candidate for the presidency, Mike Gravel, spoke exclusively to RT about the legacy of the outgoing administration.