Yesterday, President Bush gave remarks on the Global War on Terror to the Heritage Foundation.  An important excerpt is below: 

“History teaches that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake.  In the early 1900s, the world ignored the words of Lenin, as he laid out his plans to launch a Communist revolution in Russia — and the world paid a terrible price.  The Soviet Empire he established killed tens of millions, and brought the world to the brink of thermonuclear war.

In the 1920s, the world ignored the words of Hitler, as he explained his intention to build an Aryan super-state in Germany, take revenge on Europe, and eradicate the Jews — and the world paid a terrible price.  His Nazi regime killed millions in the gas chambers, and set the world aflame in war, before it was finally defeated at a terrible cost in lives and treasure.

Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them.  And the question is:  Will we listen?  America and our coalition partners are listening.  We have made our choice.  We take the words of the enemy seriously.  Over the past six years, we have captured or killed hundreds of terrorists.  We have disrupted their finances.  We have prevented new attacks before they could be carried out.  We removed regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq that had supported terrorists and threatened our citizens, and in so doing, liberated 50 million people from the clutches of tyranny.”

Jeremy Katz

White House Liaison to the Jewish Community



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