President Bush prepares to address the Nation on Terrorism

President Bush says Iraq is now ``The Central Front'' in the War on Terror.

He says he'll ``do whatever is necessary'' and ``spend what is necessary'' to achieve a victory there.

He says that is ``essential.''

Those are among excerpts of the President's speech to the nation that the White House has released ahead of time.

In tonight's broadcast address (at 7:30 p.m), Bush is also prepared to call for the United Nations to assume a ``broader role'' in assuring Iraq becomes free and Democratic.

According to the excerpts, Bush says there's a reason terrorists are helping mount attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq.

He says, ``they want to shake the will of the civilized world.''

However, Bush says victory in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the middle east would be a ``grave setback'' for international terrorism.