October 27, 2003
It's in the national interest of the United States that a peaceful Iraq emerge. And we will stay the course in order to achieve this objective.
April 5, 2004
You know, I told the family how much we appreciated his sacrifice -- he was killed in Iraq -- and assured him that we would stay the course...
And we've got to stay the course, and we will stay the course. The message to the Iraqi citizens is, they don't have to fear that America will turn and run. And that's an important message for them to hear. If they think that we're not sincere about staying the course, many people will not continue to take a risk toward -- take the risk toward freedom and democracy.
April 6, 2004
We will stay the course. The Iraqi people don't have to fear taking the risk toward freedom and democracy because America won't turn and run.
November 30, 2005
Some critics continue to assert that we have no plan in Iraq except to, "stay the course."
August 30, 2006
We will stay the course, we will help this young Iraqi democracy succeed, and victory in Iraq will be a major ideological triumph in the struggle of the 21st century.
October 11, 2006
And I think the characterization of "let's stay the course" is about a quarter right. Stay the course means keep doing what you're doing. My attitude is, don't do what you're doing if it's not working; change.