President Bush will deliver a much-anticipated address to the nation Wednesday night on his new strategy for the war in Iraq.
Media reports say the president is expected to announce an increase of as many as 20-thousand U.S. troops in Iraq.
New Democratic leaders in Congress have already criticized the idea of a surge in forces, saying they do not believe that adding combat troops will contribute to success.
Also on Monday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that President Bush will nominate U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad to be Washington's representative to the United Nations.
Ms. Rice said U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Ryan Crocker will replace Khalilzad in Iraq.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Khalilzad would replace John Bolton.
Before taking the position in Iraq, Khalilzad served as Ambassador to Afghanistan from November 2003 to June 2005. During that time, he also served as the special presidential envoy to Afghanistan.