August 27, 2005
President George W. Bush, assailed by sagging poll numbers and criticism from anti-war protesters camped outside his ranch, called on Saturday for Americans to show resolve and brace for additional sacrifice in Iraq...
"Our efforts in Iraq and the broader Middle East will require more time, more sacrifice and continued resolve," he said.
Bush has said withdrawing now would only embolden insurgents who have sought to derail the drafting of an interim constitution.
"And when Iraqi forces can defend their freedom by taking more and more of the fight to the enemy, our troops will come home with the honor they have earned," he said.
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