The fact of the matter is that you can protect people to a certain extent, but you always come up with a bigger bomb. We just need to continually hone our skills ... so that we don't set a pattern that the enemy can exploit.

My fundamental belief there is that we need to be careful as we do our business to ensure that we respect the principles of democracy, which include being open and honest with the press.

He sees it as a battle between good and evil. He sees it as the evil being the acts of individuals, not the acts of any religion or affiliation with any religion.

That's damaging to recruiting. It's damaging to morale of the troops who are deployed, and it's damaging to the morale of their families who believe in what they are doing to serve this country.

The bottom line is that after we defeat the armed forces of Iraq, that we will want to and need to provide stability throughout that country, ... Meet the Press.

We prefer that the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces do the honorable thing; stop fighting for a regime that does not deserve your loyalty, ... Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.

When a respected leader like Mr. Murtha, who has spent 37 extremely honorable years as a Marine, fought in two wars, has served the country extremely well in the Congress of the United States – when a respected individual like that says what he said, and 18- and 19-year-olds look to their leadership to determine how they are expected to act, they can get the wrong message.

To what level they were visible or reviewed.

Our government has spent large sums of money to get the industrial base capable of producing and it has. And it has been delivered to the troops.

There's no doubt in my mind, in talking to him, that if he could pick his words more carefully, he would.

There's also no doubt in my mind that he does not see this battle as a battle between religions.

The last three times that that general has been in combat, when he was leading Marines in Afghanistan and the two times that he led his division in Iraq, his actions and those of his troops clearly show that he understands the value of proper leadership and the value of human life.

Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past.