We did not charge hundreds of miles into the heart of Iraq, pay a bitter cost in casualties, defeat a brutal dictator and liberate 25 million people, only to retreat before a band of thugs and assassins.
The coalition intends to stay in Iraq as long as it takes to finish the job. We will not be intimidated. We will not cut and run. We will stay the course, and help you secure a future of freedom for your children. Rumsfeld on why we are in Iraq
Jan. 31, 2004
In absence of weapons, leaders argue Iraq was `growing danger.'
We dealt with the danger, and, as a result, the world is a better place and a more peaceful place and the Iraqi people are free. Bush revises war rationale