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Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz's Inscription at Ataturk's Mausoleum

Presenter: Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz
July 16, 2002
Out of deep respect for the great and distinguished leader of the Turkish Republic, I am deeply honored and proud, as a representative of the American people, to pay my respects to the Turkish nation and to this great leader, who set an example of courage in war, magnanimity in peace and leadership in building a modern democracy. At a time when some evil people seek to create a clash of civilizations between the West and the Muslim world, Ataturk's example is proof that these two great civilizations need not clash but can embrace.

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