Bush addresses nation
  • President Bush spoke to the nation briefly three times yesterday and again this morning. Last night he said:

    These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed; our country is strong.

    A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

    America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

    Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America--with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could. (JAMES TARANTO AND IRA STOLL WSJ Best of the Web Today)
    Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2001-09-12
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