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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Bush's D-Day speech.

It's been written, by USS Clueless. I just wish that Bush would use it, instead of whatever else he's got.

Boy, do I wish he would use that speech!

[[[ UPDATE FROM TIM ]]]

The President spoke at the Air Force Academy today.

Excerpts:

"Our goal, the goal of this generation, is the same" as it was in World War II, Bush said. "We will secure our nation and defend the peace through the forward march of freedom."
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"Just as events in Europe determined the outcome of the Cold War," he said, "events in the Middle East will set the course of our current struggle."

"If that region is abandoned to dictators and terrorists, it will be a constant source of violence and alarm, exporting killers of increasing destructive power to attack America and other free nations," Bush said. "If that region grows in democracy and prosperity and hope, the terrorist movement will lose its sponsors, lose its recruits and lose the festering grievances that keep terrorists in business."
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"Some who call themselves realists question whether the spread of democracy in the Middle East should be any concern of ours. But the realists in this case have lost contact with a fundamental reality: America has always been less secure when freedom is in retreat; America is always more secure when freedom is on the march."
He may be correct, he may be wrong, but what he said is what I believe.

Text of the Speech

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