(Wow, let’s let him use the same excuse..the dog ate my homework, the dog ate my homework, the dog ate my homework….I’m protecting the country from another sept 11th…etc…cd)
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) –
President George W. Bush launched a counter-offensive against growing public discontent over
Iraq on Saturday, when he defended the war as a way of protecting Americans from another September 11 attack, a message he will reinforce when he takes to the road next week.
“Our troops know that they’re fighting in Iraq,
Afghanistan, and elsewhere to protect their fellow Americans from a savage enemy,” Bush said in his weekly radio address.
“They know that if we do not confront these evil men abroad, we will have to face them one day in our own cities and streets, and they know that the safety and security of every American is at stake in this war,” he said.
Bush next week will speak to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Utah, and meet with members of the Idaho National Guard and the Mountain Home Air Force Base, which played a leading role in the air bombing campaign in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks.
The public is showing more discontent with Bush’s handling of Iraq, with high-profile protests during his ranch vacation and new poll results showing nearly six in 10 Americans are worrying about the outcome of the war. Bush invokes Sept 11 to defend Iraq war – Yahoo! News