WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he had no regrets about the unpopular war in Iraq despite the “high cost in lives and treasure” and declared that the United States was on track for victory.
Marking the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion with a touch of the swagger he showed early in the war, Bush said in a speech at the Pentagon, “The successes we are seeing in Iraq are undeniable.”
“Five years into this battle, there is an understandable debate over whether the war was worth fighting, whether the fight is worth winning, and whether we can win it,” Bush told an audience of top military officers and Pentagon employees.
“The answers are clear to me: Removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision, and this is a fight America can and must win,” he said.
“The surge has done more than turn the situation in Iraq around — it has opened the door to a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror,” Bush said, hailing increased cooperation of Iraqi Sunnis in fighting al Qaeda.
Another point of Bush fuzzy logic, the surge; wasn’t that suppose to give the Iraqi government a cushion to get some work done and create a functioning government? It didn’t work; the Iraqi government has made little gains since the surge. If they did, old war happy Dick Cheney wouldn’t be in
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