Bush frames battle of 21st century

from the October 07, 2005 edition -
In a major speech, he outlined five key steps to combat terror.
By Howard LaFranchi | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

WASHINGTON - President Bush went on the offensive Thursday with a spirited justification for the war on terror that sought to refocus Americans on what he sees as the central undertaking of this century: defeating the forces of Islamic radicalism.

In a speech that outlined his administration's step-by-step plan for confronting the 21st century's "ideology of hatred" and that restated why the battle is so important, Mr. Bush sought to address not only waning attention to the war on terrorism but also the debate over exactly why the US and the West are targets.

Citing 9/11 and a string of terrorist acts since 2001 stretching from Bali to London, Bush said, "No act of ours invited the rage of the killers - and no concession, bribe, or act of appeasement would change ... their plans" for burying liberty. [my emphasis]

...Orwell stirs in his grave.
With all due respect, George Bush;


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