March 21, 2006: Transcript: Text of Bush’s News Conference (AP)

  • No question that sectarian violence must be confronted by the Iraqi government and a better trained police force, yet we’re making progress. And that’s important for the American people to understand.
  • The growing economy is a result of the hard work of the American people and good policies here in Washington.
  • My attitude about the defense of this country changed on September the 11th. When we got attacked, I vowed then and there to use every asset at my disposal to protect the American people.
  • And I’m never going to forget it. And I’m never going to forget the vow I made to the American people, that we will do everything in our power to protect our people.