Thursday, August 26, 2004
We are at war, it was not a war of our choice. On 9/11 over 3000 of our citizens were killed in a terrorist attack. Since then we have struck back on all fronts. The treasury department has worked with all of the modern countries across the world cutting off their funding. We have pushed the countries of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to get serious on fighting terrorism, which has stopped numerous terrorist attacks. Our FBI has worked throughout the world in conjunction with the police forces of over 100 (Bush insert real number here) countries to find and stop terrorist from attacking us and our allies.
In this war we have paid a high price, I am not talking about the billions of dollars we have spent attacking the root cause of terrorism I am talking about lives of near 1000 brave young men and women that have been lost across the world removing terrorist regimes. I would like you all to join me in 30 seconds of silent prayer to the memory of the 3000 Americans who died on 9/11 the 1000 American soldiers that have died fighting for freedom. (30 seconds of silence).
I vow that these lives will not have been lost in vain. Freedom will reign, country by country year by year America will continue to be the light and prime mover for increasing worldwide freedom and worldwide justice. My goal is our goal as so eloquently stated by FDR in 1941 "we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear."