From NBC's Mark Murray
Just minutes ago, President Bush was in a familiar setting: behind a White House lectern defending the Iraq war. In a statement on the war's four-year anniversary, Bush acknowledged that the fight there has been difficult over the past four years. "But it can be won. It will be won if we have the courage and resolve to see it through."
Bush also addressed critics of the war who want to leave Iraq, saying that such a withdrawal "would be devastating" for America's security. And he called on Congress to pass his supplemental Iraq spending request. "They have a responsibility to get this bill to my desk without strings and without delay."