Monday, November 03, 2003


IT don't mean "information technology" anymore. IT means "international terror." And I oppose terror.

This ain't the Clinton years, where you could just get a good job in the high-tech sector and have a good life. Nope. Now you are called to duty to die for your country.

Like I was told to say:

“I pledge to you that America will never relent on this war against terror. (Applause.) There will be times of swift, dramatic action. There will be times of steady, quiet progress. Over time, with patience, and precision, the terrorists will be pursued. They will be isolated, surrounded, cornered, until there is no place to run, or hide, or rest.

“As military and civilian personnel in the Pentagon, you are an important part of the struggle we have entered. You know the risks of your calling, and you have willingly accepted them. You believe in our country, and our country believes in you.

“Within sight of this building is Arlington Cemetery, the final resting place of many thousands who died for our country over the generations. Enemies of America have now added to these graves, and they wish to add more. Unlike our enemies, we value every life, and we mourn every loss.

“Yet we're not afraid. Our cause is just, and worthy of sacrifice. Our nation is strong of heart, firm of purpose. Inspired by all the courage that has come before, we will meet our moment and we will prevail.”

Terror will not win. I oppose it. Like my daddy woulda said, it's bad. And if a few more hundred Americans have to die between now and my re-election, so be it.

It's all about Terror.

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