August 25, 2007: Bush: Iraqis working to secure country (AP)

  • “We cannot expect the new strategy we are carrying out to bring success overnight,” he said in another plea for patience from the nation. “But by standing with the Iraqi people as they build their democracy, we will deliver a devastating blow to al-Qaida, we will help provide new hope for millions of people throughout the Middle East, we will gain a friend and ally in the war on terror, and we will make the American people safer.”