Yesterday, inLas Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, what happend in Las Vegas did not stay there.
Cutting Edge Thought
I thank you for being on the forefront of good, optimistic thought.
This is a — not a political conflict — I mean, a religious conflict.
Hitler And Stalin Did Not Kill Innocent People
What distinguishes this ideological struggle from previous ideological struggles — those with — against fascism or communism, is that in this war, individuals use weapons to kill innocent people — car bombs and suicide vests.
Isolated Moments Of
And that’s why you see the September 11th attacks, in London, in Madrid, in Jordan — attacks around the world. Some will say these are just isolated moments of — where all we need is a good, strong law enforcement response.
On The March!
And the interesting development that is taking place in the beginnings here of the 21st century is, the freedom movement is on the march.
What We Have Got – Not
We’ve got — you know, thankfully there hasn’t been an attack on our homeland since then.
There’s A Folks
There’s a — unbelievably dedicated folks.
Fear Mongering Gone Awry
They recognized that this tool was important to protect America. And yet, unfortunately, the bill they passed is set to expire tomorrow — or was set to expire tomorrow.
There Is Threats
There’s still ongoing threats.
What We Got
And so we spend a lot of time doing everything we can to keep the pressure on these folks. And we got some good people working it.
There Is Some Folks
I repeat to you, I know there’s some good folks who think this is just simply a law enforcement matter.
There Was A Lot
Even more remarkable was the fact that the United States had no stronger ally in defeating terror, no stronger ally than understanding the power of freedom to be transformative. I say “no stronger ally” — Tony Blair was strong; there was a lot.
What Liberty Has Got
And liberty has got the capacity to transform an enemy to an ally.
In Afghanistan — the interesting lesson on Afghanistan for the world to see is that how the vision of the enemy would be implemented — in other words, these poor folks had the Taliban as their oppressors.
Pie in the Sky
These thugs didn’t believe in freedoms, they didn’t believe in women having equal status, they didn’t believe young girls should be educated. And if you dared express your opinion that didn’t mesh with theirs, you’d be whipped in the public square or killed. These are brutal people. That’s the vision that these folks have for the world. That’s what they want. Some Americans probably just missed that and say, oh, that’s just a pipe dream, pie in the sky on their part.
What To The Nation He Said
The other night to the nation I said, we’re sending 3,200 Marines in to supplement our troops there.
We surged, we accomplished missions, the Iraqis are more capable.
He’s Not A Right Winger
The temptation, of course, is for people to say, well, make sure you do the politically right thing. That’s not my nature. That’s not exactly what we’re going to do.
The Capital Of Baghdad Is Omaha
And all I can tell you is I talk to our ambassador and General Petraeus on a weekly basis, and they report that markets that were once shut down in dismal places as a result of attacks are beginning to come back and flourish, and life is improving dramatically. Baghdad — the capital of Baghdad is — which was once subject to unbelievable sectarian violence, is improving, and life is returning — and that’s positive.
What We Watched A Lot About
So we watched a lot about the inflation rates and unemployment rates — and they’re doing pretty well, they really are, given the fact that they’ve come from a tyrannical regime that let the infrastructure of the country fall apart.
But it’s — but Saddam is removed — and now a government elected by the people, debating the proper role between central government and provincial government.
Sitting Down With Elected From The Middle East
And I believe an American President will be sitting down with elected from the Middle East saying the same thing to audiences in Nevada that I said about Prime Minister Koizumi.
Recruits A Sixty-Year-Old Man Into The Military
And so I met the Krissoffs. Mr. Krissoff is a 60-year-old guy — I shouldn’t be calling him “mister” because I’m a little older than he is — but he’s a baby-boomer just like me, and a successful doctor. He said something very interesting to me. He said that he wanted to honor his country and honor his son by joining the military. I looked at the guy and said, yes, okay. I said, why don’t you? He said, well, some of the folks think I’m a little old. I said, I don’t — with him being a younger fella. So I helped him. And in Laura’s box at the State of the Union sat Lieutenant Commander Bill Krissoff, serving the United States of America.