Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July

In his annual 4th of July speech President Bush defended the U.S. military build up in Iraq in a patriotic speech, saying victory will require "more patience, more courage and more sacrifice. However difficult the fight is in Iraq, we must win it."

"It's a tough fight, but I wouldn't have asked those troops to go into harm's way if the fight was not essential to the security of the United States of America," Bush said of the more than 4-year-old war.

Bush thanked the servicemen and women serving abroad and their families, including children at the event who recited the Pledge of Allegiance with him. He read from a 1777 newspaper article about an Independence Day celebration in Philadelphia where people fired artillery, toasted democracy and watched fireworks that illuminated the sky.

"We're still celebrating, and rightly so," Bush said.

Thankfully this July 4th did not have the same "action" of last year when North Korea test-fired a series of missiles. Instead they're yielding to the might of the U.S. and talking disarmament.

Source: Fox News

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