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Radio Address following 9/11”
Good morning. This weekend
I am engaged in extensive sessions with members of my National Security Council,
as we plan a comprehensive assault on terrorism. This will be a different kind
of conflict against a different kind of enemy.
This is a conflict without
battlefields or beachheads, a conflict with opponents who believe they are
invisible. Yet, they are mistaken. They will be exposed, and they will
discover what others in the past have learned: Those who make war against
We are planning a broad
and sustained campaign to secure our country and eradicate the evil of
terrorism. And we are determined to see this conflict through. Americans
of every faith and background are committed to this goal.
Yesterday I visited the
site of the destruction in
Now we honor those who
died, and prepare to respond to these attacks on our nation. I will not
settle for a token act. Our response must be sweeping, sustained, and
effective. We have much do to, and much to ask of the American people.
You will be asked for your
patience -- for the conflict will not be short. You will be asked for
resolve -- for the conflict will not be easy. You will be asked for your
strength, because the course to victory may be long.
In the past week, we have
seen the American people at their very best everywhere in
Great tragedy has come to
us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and
concern for others: because this is
Thank you for listening.
George W. Bush
delivered 15 September 2001
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