George W. Bush, on Iraq and the polls:
“People didn’t agree with my decision on Iraq. And I understand that. For Europe, September the 11th was a moment; for us it was a change of thinking. I vowed to the American people I would do everything I could to defend our people, and will. I fully understood that the longer we got away from September the 11th, more people would forget the lessons of September the 11th. But I’m not going to forget them.”
“And therefore, I will be steadfast and diligent and strong in defending our country.”
“I don’t govern by polls, you know. I just do what I think is right.”
Contrast this statement with the Democratic Party’s “cut and run” position or as I heard Sen. Diane Feinstein call it, “cut and win” strategy for winning in Iraq and fighting the global war on terror.
With Bush, it’s plain, simple and clear. On Iraq, and on Terrorism, I’m proud to stand with my commander-in-chief.