[T]hese are the worst of the worst. And we have been very effective against them. They are associates of Zarqawi. They are some of the worst human beings on the face of the Earth. And it gives us no — there is no really greater pleasure for us than to kill or capture these particular individuals.
[P]lease, everybody, just please tell the American people how great their soldiers are. You’ve got to tell them. I mean, it is unbelievable what they’re doing. I mean — and I know I can’t keep you any longer, but I just want to tell you, they’re fighting. They’re defeating the enemy. They are partnered with Iraqi security forces. They’re building Iraqi security force capability. They’re providing humanitarian assistance. They’re organizing reconstruction right now. They are taking care of the people of the city as they’re pursuing the enemy. I mean, it is extraordinary the quality of the young men and women who we have here pursuing the enemies of our nation and helping to secure the people of Tall Afar and western Ninevah. So you got to tell them.