Bush: Now is not time to bring home Iraq troops

US President George W. Bush defended his Iraq war policy in a patriotic Independence Day speech, saying that while he honors the sacrifice of US troops, now is not the time to bring them home. Bush said victory in Iraq will require "more patience, more courage and more sacrifice." "If we were to quit Iraq before the job is done, the terrorists we are fighting would not declare victory and lay down their arms. They would follow us here," Bush said.