“Bush Addresses Meeting With Gen. Petraeus,” from the CQ Transcripts Wire, September 17:
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: […] Recently, we saw how important it is, with the attack on our embassy in Yemen. There were some security forces that lost their lives there and we send our condolences to their families. This attack is a reminder that we are at war with extremists who will murder innocent people to achieve their ideological objectives. One objectives of these extremists is they kill; is to try to cause the United States to lose our nerve and to withdraw from regions of the world. And our message is, is that we want to help governments survive the extremists. We want people to live normal lives. We want mothers to be able to raise their sons and daughters in a peaceful environment so they can realize the hopes and dreams of a better world….