Bush pledges to win war on terrorism
Updated: 2005-10-29 09:16
US President George W. Bush
on Friday touted progress in the global war on terrorism he launched after the
September 11, 2001 attacks, and said that the United States will win the war on
"We will never back down, we will never give in and we will never accept
anything less than complete victory," Bush told a rally in Norfolk, near the
home of the Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval station.
Bush warned that "the terrorists regard Iraq as the central front in their
war against humanity. And we must recognize Iraq as the central front in our war
"This enemy considers every retreat of the civilized world as an invitation
to greater violence. In Iraq, there is no peace without victory -- and so we
will keep our nerve and win that victory," said Bush.
He assailed Syria and Iran as terrorism patrons and sought to bolster waning
support for the war in Iraq.
"State sponsors like Syria and Iran have a long history of collaboration with
terrorists -- and they deserve no patience from the victims of terror," Bush
"In the last year, America and our partners in the Proliferation Security
Initiative have stopped more than a dozen shipments of suspected weapons
technology -- including equipment for Iran's ballistic missile program," Bush
Bush made the remarks just days after the US death toll in Iraq surpassed