I was just reading the news reports from Baghdad. Today I am really proud to be an American. Really, really, proud. We do things nobody else can do, and we do them in ways nobody else will do them, because they're the right things to do. And in so doing, we set an example for everyone.
I know the war's not over yet. There is much work to do, in some ways the hard part has just begun. Winning the peace may be harder than winning the war. But it seems like the Tipping Point has been reached. The Iraqi people themselves will take over and finish the job.
I want to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to each and every one of the hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women "over there". You've done us all very proud.