شنبه ۲ بهمن ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۲:۱۰ - ۲۱ ژانویه ۲۰۱۷
U.S. President George W. Bush today renewed a call for democratic change in the Middle East, saying the United States and other countries have for too long tolerated tyranny in the region. In a speech at the National Defence University in Washington, Bush said the entire world has an "urgent interest in progress" being made in the broader Middle East.
He said that reform in the Middle East requires "new thinking" in democratic capitals and that "decades of excusing and accommodating tyranny" must end.
“No matter how long it takes, no matter how difficult the task, we will fight the enemy and lift the shadow of fear and lead free nations to victory."
Bush also demanded that Syria and Iran stop using what he called "murder as a tool of policy," and end all support for terror groups.