Message: I listen

"The way forward is the way forward to achieve our objective."

By Tim Grieve
Published December 11, 2006 5:46PM (EST)

George W. Bush, after meeting on Iraq today with State Department officials: "I'm looking forward to continuing my deliberations with the military. There's no question we've got to make sure that the State Department and the Defense Department are -- the efforts and their recommendations are closely coordinated so that when I do speak to the American people, they will know that I've listened to all aspects of government, and that the way forward is the way forward to achieve our objective: to succeed in Iraq. And success is a country that governs, defends itself, that is a free society, that serves as an ally in this war on terror."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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