President George W. Bush says the enemy in Iraq is "far from being defeated," but he vows not to be rushed into adjusting his strategy and is giving little indication that he intends to veer sharply from the direction his war policies have taken.
"We're not going to give up. The stakes are too high and the consequences too grave," Bush said after meeting at the Pentagon on Wednesday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Rumsfeld's designated successor, Robert Gates.
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