Thanks for the link, Squirtle. Here's a part I enjoyed.
"America has done difficult work before. From our desperate fight for independence, to the darkest days of a Civil War, to the hard-fought battles against tyranny in the 20th Century, there were many chances to lose our heart, our nerve, or our way. But Americans have always held firm, because we have always believed in certain truths. We know that if evil is not confronted, it gains in strength and audacity, and returns to strike us again. We know that when the work is hard, the proper response is not retreat, it is courage. And we know that this great ideal of human freedom is entrusted to us in a special way â€” and that the ideal of liberty is worth defending.
In this time of testing, our troops can know: The American people are behind you. Next week, our Nation has an opportunity to make sure that support is felt by every soldier, sailor, airman, coast guardsman, and Marine at every outpost across the world. This Fourth of July, I ask you to find a way to thank the men and women defending our freedom â€” by flying the flag â€¦ sending letters to our troops in the field â€¦ or helping the military family down the street. The Department of Defense has set up a website â€” AmericaSupportsYou.mil. You can go there to learn about private efforts in your own community. At this time when we celebrate our freedom, let us stand with the men and women who defend us all. "
I think President Bush did a good job. He had the usual few verbal stumbles, but overall made the case for not tucking tail and running from Iraq.