Newsday.com - Political Threat To Bush Growing: "Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Bush showed no inclination to change course, arguing that the attacks had been launched precisely because U.S. forces were making progress in restoring order to Iraq. 'The more successful we are on the ground, the more these killers will react,' the president said.
But Bush also seemed to plead with Iraqis to support the U.S. effort in the face of the attacks. 'The people have got to understand, the Iraqi people have got to understand that any time you've got a group of killers willing to kill innocent Iraqis, that their future must not be determined by these kind of killers,' he said. "
The problem is that they do understand that.