Remember 911 - Don't let this happen again !
Attack on America
President George W. Bush's Speech on the Evening of September 11, 2001 after the Terrorist Attack on America
Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors.
Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger.
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 shatter 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. Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government's emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it's prepared. Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington, D.C., to help with local rescue efforts.
Our first priority is to get help to those who have been injured and to take every precaution to protect our citizens at home and around the world from further attacks.
The functions of our government continue without interruption. Federal agencies in Washington which had to be evacuated today are reopening for essential personnel tonight and will be open for business tomorrow.
Our financial institutions remain strong, and the American economy will be open for business as well. The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts.
I've directed the full resources for our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.
I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in strongly condemning these attacks. And on behalf of the American people, I thank the many world leaders who have called to offer their condolences and assistance.
America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world and we stand together to win the war against terrorism.
Tonight I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me."
This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time.
None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.
Thank you. Good night and God bless America.
New York City Skyline as it looked on September 11, 2001
We cannot allow this from happening to any American city
Iran wants to destroy America
Washington - US President George W Bush charged that Iran has proclaimed its intention to destroy other countries with nuclear weapons, in comments that escalate the tone of the international debate and appear to have no base in past statements by Iran. In an interview with Voice of America on Thursday, Bush urged the people of Iran to understand that their own government was responsible for Iran's isolation because of its foreign policy decisions - "such as announcing they want to destroy countries with a nuclear weapon."
On the eve of his trip to New York City, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood before a banner blaring "Death to America," showed off his military might and declared his extremist regime will not bow to Western pressure.
Senator John McCain's reaction to Iran's Nuclear Threat
2008 presidential hopeful John McCain said Sunday that the consequences of a military conflict with Iran over that country's nuclear program could be so serious they could lead to "Armageddon."
The Arizona Republican issued his dire warning after saying that before any military option against Iran is exercised, the world community must first put maximum pressure on Tehran through sanctions.
"We're going to the United Nations Security Council with our European allies," he told NBC's "Meet the Press." "We are seeking sanctions . . . . We must have sanctions against Iran."
McCain said that if sanctions fail, the U.S. must be prepared to resort to the use of military force.
Senator Barack Obama wants to talk with the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions.
Returning to that theme on May 18, 2008, Obama told a crowd in Pendleton, Oregon that "strong countries and strong presidents talk to their adversaries. ... That's what Reagan did with Gorbachev." He continued, "Iran, Cuba, Venezuela - these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us. And yet we were willing to talk to the Soviet Union at the time when they were saying, 'We're going to wipe you off the planet.' "
After John McCain criticized those remarks as evidence of Obama's "inexperience and reckless judgment," Obama responded that the United States should have "the courage and confidence" to talk to its adversaries. "Demanding that a country meets all your conditions before you meet with them, that's not a strategy. It's just naive, wishful thinking."
Here we can observe the two presidential candidates with different views on foreign policy. Which one would you choose to lead America? John McCain says Iran is a threat to America. Barack Obama says Iran is a small country that is not a threat to America. What do you think? Who do you want to be the next Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of America? John McCain the war hero who fought for America, or Barack Obama who wants to talk with the Iranian president without any preconditions? The choice should be obvious. John McCain.
Barack Obama has a Foreign Policy that is even much weaker than Jimmy Carter’s
Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States (1977 - 1980). He is a good person but has a weak foreign policy. On November 4 1979 the Iranians seized the US Embassy and kept 52 Americans as hostages for 444 days. Jimmy Carter tried to negotiate with Ayahtolah Khomeini but was unsuccessful to free the Americans.
During the Election Year of 1980 Ronald Reagan spoke on a tough foreign policy and defeated Jimmy Carter in the elections.
On January 20, 1981, just a few minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th president of the United States there was an announcement that the 52 Americans were freed and had left Teheran and were on their way home. This is one of the greatest historic moments of America.
Barack Obama has a weak foreign policy that is even worse than Jimmy Carter's. He wants to negotiate with the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions, a man who wants to destroy America. We do not want Americans to be held hostage again, do we?.