Tuesday, June 28, 2005

One Word Answer

.... You ask, What is our policy? I will say; "It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy." You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory - victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
Sir Winston Churchill, 1940, first address as newly appointed Prime Minister

President Bush addressed the nation tonight from Fort Bragg, NC, to reaffirm our mission in Iraq and the Middle East. He will never match Churchill for delivery, eloquence, or elegant phrasing--not many speakers can. The times and circumstances of the War on Terror differ greatly from those of World War II, but the threat to our cherished way of life and liberty is the same.

The message is unchanged.