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August 11, 2005
George Bush Makes It Clear
Q What can you say tonight, sir, to the sons and the daughters of the Americans who served in Vietnam to assure them that you will not lead this country down a similar path in Iraq?
THE PRESIDENT: That's a great question. Our mission is clear in Iraq. Should we have to go in, our mission is very clear: disarmament.... it's very clear what we intend to do. And our mission won't change. Our mission is precisely what I just stated.
THE PRESIDENT: Our mission in Iraq is clear. We're hunting down the terrorists. We're helping Iraqis build a free nation that is an ally in the war on terror. We're advancing freedom in the broader Middle East. We are removing a source of violence and instability, and laying the foundation of peace for our children and our grandchildren.
We can't be certain what exactly the mission is that's led to the deaths of Cindy Sheehan's son and 1,800 other U.S. soldiers and god knows how many Iraqis. But whatever the mission is, we do one thing about it for sure: it's clear.Posted at August 11, 2005 01:07 AM | TrackBack