President Bush said, during a commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy:
"It is tempting to believe that the calm here at home after 9/11 means that the danger to our country has passed.
Here in America, we are living in the eye of a storm.
All around us, dangerous winds are swirling and these winds could reach our shores at any moment."
"Victory in Iraq is important for Osama bin Laden, and victory in Iraq is vital for the United States of America."
Herein lies Bush's fundamental error, bin Laden would not be in Iraq were it not for Bush's invasion. Had Bush concentrated his efforts on tracking and eliminating bin Laden and his network in Afghanistan, instead of invading a non combatant country, the terrorist infestation would have been neutralised and would not have spread.
As long as Bush chooses to send more Americans to die in Iraq, the terrorists will be unified and grow in strength.
Like it or not, Bush should pull all US forces out of Iraq now and let nature take its course. The terrorist groups will lose their focus of hatred, and kill each other.
Unfortunately Bush seems unwilling or unable to grasp that point.