"As we gather tonight, our nation is at war, our economy is in recession, and the civilized world faces unprecedented dangers. Yet the state of our
Union has never been stronger.
We last met in an hour of shock and suffering. In four short months, our nation has comforted the victims, begun to rebuild New York and the
Pentagon, rallied a great coalition, captured, arrested, and rid the world of thousands of terrorists, destroyed Afghanistan's terrorist training
camps, saved a people from starvation, and freed a country from brutal oppression.
The American flag flies again over our embassy in Kabul. Terrorists who once occupied Afghanistan now occupy cells at Guantanamo Bay. (Applause.)
And terrorist leaders who urged followers to sacrifice their lives are running for their own. "
" But some governments will be timid in the face of terror. And make no mistake about it: If they do not act, America will."
-------------------------Referring to whom? France, Germany, etcetera?
" Our second goal is to prevent regimes that sponsor terror from threatening America or our friends and allies with weapons of mass destruction.
Some of these regimes have been pretty quiet since September the 11th. But we know their true nature. North Korea is a regime arming with missiles
and weapons of mass destruction, while starving its citizens."
---------------When Should we wage war with them, Mr. President?
"Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people's hope for freedom."
--------War with them too?
" Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility toward America and to support terror. The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax, and nerve gas, and
nuclear weapons for over a decade. This is a regime that has already used poison gas to murder thousands of its own citizens -- leaving the bodies of
mothers huddled over their dead children. This is a regime that agreed to international inspections -- then kicked out the inspectors. This is a
regime that has something to hide from the civilized world."
Done that, now what?
[edit on 1-2-2005 by The Division Bell]