U.S. At War
After September 11, 2001
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Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings,
but they cannot touch the foundations of America.
We are planning a broad and sustained campaign to secure our
country and eradicate the evil of terrorism, and we are determined to
see this conflict through.
I will not settle for a token act. Our response must be sweeping, sustained and effective.
You will be asked for your patience, for the conflict will not be short.
You will be asked for resolve, for the conflict will not be easy.
You will be asked for your strength because the course to victory may be long.
Those who make war against the United States have chosen their own destruction.
They will try to hide.
They will try to avoid the United States and our allies and we won't let them.
We will smoke them out and get them running.
-- President George W. Bush
Click here to read selected statements from the Address from President George W. Bush
to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People on September 20, 2001.