NOVEMBER 20, 2006 - Posted at 10:32 a.m. CST
BOGOR, INDONESIA - President Bush says he hasn't decided yet whether to beef up U.S. troop strength in Iraq or begin lowering it.
At a news conference in Indonesia, the president said he's awaiting recommendations from the military.
The president is on a six-hour stopover in Indonesia on his way back from an economic summit in Vietnam. He's been meeting with Indonesia's leaders and is being hosted at a dinner. And it's all being carried out amid extremely tight security, prompted by intense anti-Bush demonstrations. Indonesia is predominantly Muslim, and citizens there are angry over Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bush today shrugged off the protests, saying, "I applaud a society where people are free to express their opinion."