As I listen to President Bush speaking about the War in Iraq and the War on Terror, I am reminded of his strength in defending our nation. President Bush has made some good points, including the understanding of many of the soldiers that this war is not over, that Saddam Hussein may not have had WMDs but had clearly murdered thousands and terrorized millions, and that the Iraqi people are finally getting the freedom they so greatly deserve. He also made a good point to take responsibility for the actions in Iraq, but with the understanding that Saddam Hussein was an ally to terror, of his own people, of Iraq's neighbors, and of America. The recently held elections were more greatly inclusive of Iraqis than our own elections, and the pride that many Iraqis feel as being such. President Bush is speaking out against defeatism, and has stated "we not only can win the war in Iraq, we are winning the war in Iraq;" if only the moonbats would see that it is more important that we (and the Iraqi people) win than that President Bush (and ultimately everyone) loses.
And through all this, he is not succumbing to the calls for a time table; good for him. He understands that an artificial timetable will not aid in finishing the job, particularly if it does not run perfectly. "Do not give in to despair, and do not give up on this fight for freedom."
This is, by far, one of the president's best speeches. The only one I can remember that tops this one is the speech he gave September 20th, 2001, reassuring the people after the awful terrorist attacks in Washington and New York. I suspect that the left will tear into this speech as soon as possible, but for those of us who still support the decisions that President Bush has made concerning the Middle East, this was very reassuring.