U.S. President George W. Bush vowed on Saturday
that the United States will not retreat from Iraq although the Iraq war has cost
the lives of more than 2800 American servicemen.
"A lot of our fellow citizens are justifiably concerned about Iraq. But what
the enemy doesn't understand about this administration and millions of Americans
is we're not going to run, " he said during a campaign in Greeley, Colorado.
"Iraq is vital to our security. Iraq is the central front in this war on
terror. But I've been listening for the Democrats' plan for success. There's
national silence. They have no plan for victory," Bush said.
The United States is to hold legislative elections on Nov. 7 and the Iraq war
has become a key issue between the Democrats and the Republicans.
Opinion polls have found that a majority of Americans disapprove the way that
the Bush administration is handling the Iraq conflict and Bush's approval rating
has slipped to 35 percent.