Saturday, May 27, 2006

Bush Says That He Will Not Relent In The War On Terror

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The U.S. will take the fight against terrorism to every shore and outpost in pursuit of enemies like none before, not relenting until their defeat and showing the same resolve that won the Cold War, President Bush told West Point graduates Saturday.

"America will fight the terrorists on every battlefront. And we will not rest until this threat to our country has been removed," the commander in chief said in his commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy.
Bush recounted the challenges and setbacks in the early years after World War II, when the Cold War took root. He commended President Truman for laying the groundwork of success against communism and said that what was he was doing today against a more elusive enemy, global terrorists.
"By the actions he took, the institutions he built, the alliances he forged and the doctrines he set down, President Truman laid the found for America's victory in the Cold War," Bush said.
"Today at the start of a new century, we are again engaged in a war unlike any our nation has fought before. And like Americans in Truman's day, we are laying the foundations of victory," the president said.
To the 861 men and woman in West Point's 208th graduating class, Bush warned them that "the enemies we face today are in many ways different than the enemies we faced in the Cold War. The terrorists have no borders to protect of capital to defend. They cannot be deterred but they will be defeated."
The class of 2006 was the first time arrive at the academy after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
"The reality of war has surrounded you since your first moments at this academy," Bush told the audience. He noted that more than 50 fellow cadets already have seen combat, and 34 former cadets have died in the fight against terrorism.
"We will honor the memory of those brave souls. We will finish the task for which they gave their lives. We will complete the mission," Bush said.

There are many things that I could criticize the President for, his amnesty program and his refusal to clearly and effectively shutdown the border come to mind first. One of the things that we must give him credit on is the fact that he has yet to back down on his stance and view on how we should proceed in this deadly war on terror. Our enemy does not think in the short term and either should we, we need to take the fight to the enemy and keep them off balanced and running. These people are cowards. We will show them what happens when you wake the sleeping giant.


Pamela Reece said...

I watched this speech in it's entirety today and it was really good. I could see the pride in the faces of the graduates and that of our CIC (Commander in Chief). It speeches like these that further my agenda that the we chose the right man for the right job. He is no coward, that is for damn sure!

Bushwack said...

That is why I'm so torn right now. The border issue is very near and dear to my heart. How can we prosecute the war on terror when the border is wide open, to allow not only our islamic enemies in but also the invasion of Illegal Mexicans.
GW would be wise to listen to his base supporters on this issue. He has done a lot of good but if he signs the current bill, it will be all wiped out with his signature.

jarhead john said...

He's already made his intentions clear. He's going to sign this pig of a bill. Truly depressing.

Rightwing Guy said...

with hope those stong few in the House will not pass it

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