"In this new century, a new generation will prevail. We will prevail because the American people — still the last, best hope of mankind — have the strength, the resilience and the determination required to prevail.
The front lines of this war are in Iraq. In Iraq — and only in Iraq — an al Qaeda commander is murdering innocent people virtually every day.
Some are urging us to withdraw from Iraq, to withdraw from the front lines of this war. But we will not be forced to retreat. We will not surrender — and pretend it’s just an “exit strategy.”
I have confidence that you understand that if we were to allow our enemies to destroy our will to fight, if we were to let our enemies defeat us on the battlefield in Iraq, that would not be the end of the war"..........