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Bush: Military Brought Justice to Enemy, Honor to America

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2004 – President Bush did not forget the men and women of the armed forces in his post-election acceptance speech here today.

"Our military has brought justice to the enemy and honor to America," Bush said. "Our nation has defended itself and served the freedom of all mankind."

"In four historic years, America has been given great tasks and faced them with strength and courage," he said. The nation's people, he continued, have "shown resolve and patience in a new kind of war."

He promised to help the emerging democracies of Iraq and Afghanistan as the countries grow in strength and can shoulder the security missions themselves. "Then our servicemen and women will come home with the honor they have earned," he said.

The president vowed to continue the war on terror and to reach out to allies around the globe. "With good allies at our side, we will fight this war on terror with every resource of our national power so our children can live in freedom and in peace," he said.

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