“America will find you” – a warning to Osama bin Laden and reassurances for the American people five years after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Addressing the nation, George W. Bush gave no indication that US forces were any closer to finding the al Qaeda leader. While admitting there had been errors in Iraq, he reaffirmed troops would not pull out until the job is done.
He said: “America did not ask for this war, and every American wishes it were over. So do I. But the war is not over and it will not be over until either we or the extremists emerge victorious. If we do not defeat these enemies now, we will leave our children to face a Middle East overrun by terrorist states and radical dictators armed with nuclear weapons. We are in a war that will set the course for this new century, and determine the destiny of millions across the world.”