Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Bush equates Iraq with the U.S. War for Independence
Bush urges resolve for Iraq fight in holiday address
Says he will not hand the enemy a victory by walking away and putting American security at risk.
By James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
2:10 PM PDT, July 4, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — President Bush equated the war in Iraq today with the U.S. war for independence. Like those revolutionaries who "dropped their pitchforks and picked up their muskets to fight for liberty," Bush said, American soldiers were also fighting "a new and unprecedented war" to protect U.S. freedom.