9/15/01: Pres. Bush Declares War on Terror

Bush vows to find terrorists behind attacks and 'smoke them out of their holes.'
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Transcript for 9/15/01: Pres. Bush Declares War on Terror
Our country more news. For the loss of life and for those whose. Lives have been. So deeply affected by this despicable act of terror. I'm going to describe. To our. Leadership what I saw. The wreckage. Of New York City. Signs of the first battle. Of war. We're gonna meet in deliberate discussed because no question about it this act will not stand. We will find those who did it. We will smoke them out of their holes. We'll get him running. And we'll bring him to justice. We will not only deal with that. Those who. Dare attack America. We will do we'll be were those who harbor them and feed them. And house them. And make no mistake about it. Underneath our. Underneath our tears. It's the strong determination of America. To win this war. And we will win it. My secretary of state say a few things in the news turning job. I think this president like to say that very pleased with the response we've been getting from the international community. I think every civilized nation in the world recognizes that this was an assault charges against the United States but against some station. Should also take note it's not just Americans who lost lives and trade center's dozens of countries. Lost Larson they realize that this attack against them as well. Receiving expressions of support around the world not just rhetorical support but. Real support whatever may lay ahead in this campaign that is ahead of us to win the war the president spoke. Might especially want to thank. President and he passed on from here is important they have. Offered and willingness to assist us from what ever might be Smart in that part of the world as we determine who these perpetrators are. The coalition that we'll stay intact that. He built upon over time than what we have to do is not just go after these perpetrators of those who gave them haven. But the whole curse of terrorism and put on the face and this is a campaign that we become this weak animals that wasn't always successful. Earned him. Four days ago we began investigative effort to understand. Not only those who perpetrated. This heinous. Assault against America and free people everywhere. But to develop an understanding of those who are associated whether. And how was conducted. The FBI. Together with the very cooperative local and state officials and law enforcement agencies its process thousands of leads. We are making the kinds of contacts and developing the information that. Allow us to describe this as. Proceeding. With reasonable success we believe that the the picture is developing a kind of clarity that's appropriate. We've named nineteen individuals that we have high levels of confidence word the hijackers. And we are further refining our understanding of the ways in which this. Terrible crime was developed. I might add that we have put in place very serious measures. That we believe will provide. Greater security and provide a basis for. Our country returning to kind of freedom the business and conduct that is characteristic of this great nation.

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