For Immediate Release
October 28, 2003
From remarks by President Bush and Ambassador Bremer, 10/27/03
There are terrorists in Iraq who are willing to kill anyone to stop our progress. The more successful we are on the ground, the more these killers will react. Our job is to find them and bring them to justice.
The vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world.
This government is determined to hear the call from the Iraqis. They want a society in which their children can go to school, in which they can have good health care, in which they are able to live in peace.
It is in our national interest that a peaceful Iraq emerges. We will stay the course in order to achieve this objective.
We are working hard to get more Iraqi policemen; working hard to build up the Iraqi armed forces; and working hard with freedom-loving Iraqis to help ferret out these people before they attack and strike.
This administration is determined not to be intimidated by these killers. We are even more determined to work with the Iraqi people to create the conditions of freedom and peace. A free and secure Iraq in the Middle East will have enormous historical impact.
We will have rough times, such as we have had the last couple of days. But the overall thrust is in the right direction, and the good days outnumber the bad days.