Stressing that US was fighting a tough war against "ruthless" terrorists, who attempt to bring down airplanes full of innocent people and "deliberately hide" behind civilians in Lebanon, President George W Bush on Saturday said his country and its allies will win the war on terror.
In his weekly radio address, Bush also lamented the fight against terror is being used for partisan political attacks, while urging travelling public to bear with the inconveniences caused by security checks, which were for their protection.
"America is fighting a tough war against an enemy whose ruthlessness is clear for all to see. The terrorists attempt to bring down airplanes full of innocent men, women, and children. They kill civilians and American servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they deliberately hide behind civilians in Lebanon.
"They are seeking to spread their totalitarian ideology. They're seeking to take over countries like Afghanistan and Iraq so they can establish safe havens from which to attack free nations," he said.
"These killers need to know that America, Great Britain, and our allies are determined to defend ourselves and advance the cause of liberty. With patience, courage, and untiring resolve, we will defend our freedom, and we will win the war on terror," he added, while detailing the disruption of a terror plot in London involving the bombing of several American airliners over the Atlantic.
"If these terrorists had succeeded, they could have caused death on a massive scale. The plot appears to have been carefully planned and well-advanced," Bush said adding that this is further evidence of the sophistication of the terrorists and their changing tactics,"