Via TPM, an excerpt from retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez’s new memoir. This is a pep talk Bush delivers after the four military contractors are killed in Fallujah:

“There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!”

UPDATE: Reader DB emails to note the similarity between Bush’s monologue here and this quasi-fictional invocation.