January 27, 2005: Bush Describes ‘Ending Tyranny’ As Ideal, Not Shift (washingtonpost.com)

  • Bush returned to the subject on his own a few minutes later: “Listen, the story today is going to be very discouraging to the American people. I understand that. We value life. And we weep and mourn when soldiers lose their life. But it is the long-term objective that is vital, and that is to spread freedom. Otherwise, the Middle East will continue to be a cauldron of resentment and hate.”