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Post subject: A gentle reminder...
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:17 am
Here is an excerpt from President Bush's address
to the Congress and the American people on
September 20, 2001. The entire speech can be
read and/or listened to here.
Please keep this in mind
when being told that we have strayed from our
initial mission in fighting Islamofascist
"Americans are asking: How will we fight and win
this war? We will direct every resource at our
command -- every means of diplomacy, every tool
of intelligence, every instrument of law
enforcement, every financial influence, and
every necessary weapon of war -- to the
disruption and to the defeat of the global
This war will not be
like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a
decisive liberation of territory and a swift
conclusion. It will not look like the air war
above Kosovo two years ago, where no ground
troops were used and not a single American was
lost in combat.
Our response involves
far more than instant retaliation and isolated
strikes. Americans should not expect one battle,
but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have
ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes,
visible on TV, and covert operations, secret
even in success. We will starve terrorists of
funding, turn them one against another, drive
them from place to place, until there is no
refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations
that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism.
Every nation, in every region, now has a
decision to make. Either you are with us, or you
are with the terrorists. (Applause.) From this
day forward, any nation that continues to harbor
or support terrorism will be regarded by the
United States as a hostile regime.
nation has been put on notice: We are not immune
from attack. We will take defensive measures
against terrorism to protect Americans. Today,
dozens of federal departments and agencies, as
well as state and local governments, have
responsibilities affecting homeland security.
These efforts must be coordinated at the highest
level. So tonight I announce the creation of a
Cabinet-level position reporting directly to me
-- the Office of Homeland Security."
President Gerogre W. Bush
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:41 am
Just did a quick read, but remember
it well. Here's another part to keep us focused
and appreciate what has been done.
"Great harm has
been done to us. We have suffered great loss.
And in our grief and anger we have found our
mission and our moment. Freedom and fear are at
war. The advance of human freedom -- the great
achievement of our time, and the great hope of
every time -- now depends on us.
Our nation -- this
generation -- will lift a dark threat of
violence from our people and our future. We will
rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by
our courage. We will not tire, we will not
falter, and we will not fail.
is my hope that in the months and years ahead,
life will return almost to normal. We'll go back
to our lives and routines, and that is good.
Even grief recedes with time and grace. But our
resolve must not pass. Each of us will remember
what happened that day, and to whom it happened.
We'll remember the moment the news came -- where
we were and what we were doing. Some will
remember an image of a fire, or a story of
rescue. Some will carry memories of a face and a
voice gone forever."