Bush Remains Confident in War on Terror Victory
By Tech. Sgt. Elaine Wilson, USAF
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2006 Americans should rest assured there will be a victorious outcome to the war on terror, President Bush said today during his weekly radio address.
"I have confidence in the outcome of this struggle because I know the character of the people who wear our nation's uniform," he said.
America has already taken great strides toward a successful outcome, Bush said. "Since Sept. 11, 2001, the men and women of our military have overthrown a cruel regime in Afghanistan, captured or killed many al Qaeda terrorists, liberated Iraq, and made America more secure from terrorist dangers."
Bush said it is necessary to keep the fight abroad so "we do not have to face them here at home. By taking the fight to the terrorists and bringing liberty and hope to a troubled region, our courageous troops are making the world a safer place."
The president said he plans to personally thank some of those "courageous troops" tomorrow when he meets with Marines, sailors and their families at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
"I will tell them how honored I am to be their commander in chief and express the gratitude of all Americans for their service in the cause of freedom," he said.