Bush pledges 'terror war' victory
President George W Bush has said victory in Iraq is essential to the US winning the "war on terror" against the Islamist groups ranged against it.So the gulf between what is going on in Iraq and what Bush and his Junta believe contiues to grow, the depths of their delusions is appalling.
The US would not leave Iraq until victory was achieved, he told military veterans in Salt Lake City, Utah.
And he warned Iran of "consequences" if it continued to defy the international community over its nuclear programme.
The speech is one of a series in which Mr Bush is defending his security strategy as mid-term polls approach.
"The war we fight today is more than a military conflict," Mr Bush said. "It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st Century."
While Bush was giving one of his rubbish speeches, death and destruction contiued in Iraq - Scores die in Baghdad rocket attacks
At least 46 people have been killed in a series of rocket attacks on homes and shopping areas in a Shia area of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Police sources said over 100 people were wounded during the near-simultaneous strikes on Thursday evening and the death toll was expected to rise as bodies were pulled from the rubble.