Bush to hold press conference this morning.

The AP reports, “President Bush, clearing the decks before his August vacation, called a news conference for Thursday. The president was expected to face questions about the war in Iraq, now in its fifth year, political unrest in nuclear-armed Pakistan, an ally in the war on terrorism, and the deteriorating state of bridges in the United States, dramatized by last week’s collapse of the span over the Mississippi River at Minneapolis.” It is schedule to take place at 10:30 am EST.