News Events:
Terrorism of September 11, 2001
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Attorney General John Ashcroft: "Our government has credible evidence that the White House and Air Force One... were targets." (Sept 12, 2001)


NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw: "So we have never been witness to anything quite like this in the United States, within the continental borders of this country -- uh, an act of war, nothing less than that." (Sept 11, 2001)


NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw: "This country, the most powerful in the world, has been, in effect, semi-immobilized here today by these terrorist attacks, and we can only hope that they are all now over with." (Sept 11, 2001)


NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw: "It was December 7, 1941, actually the next day, that FDR said, 'This is a day that shall live in infamy.' We are living though another day of infamy for this country." (Sept 11, 2001)


NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw: "Mail has taken on a sinister quality." (Oct 15, 2001)


NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw: " 'Checking the mail' suddenly has a whole new meaning." (Oct 15, 2001)


NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw: "There are a few successes to report, but the outlook is very, very grim." (Sept 12, 2001)


George Bush, the elder: "And if you're gonna infiltrate some cell somewhere, or a terrorist cell, you have to deal with people that are willing to betray their country, people that are willing to betray their friends, people that want money or other things, and it's not pleasant." (Sept 13, 2001)


Florida Governor Jeb Bush: "The aim of the terrorists is clear -- to hurt and to humble America. They've indeed hurt us, but they will never humble us. They will never humble us because Americans have always risen to the occasion when our liberty has been threatened and when liberty must be defended. America's leadership, strength, and history will lead us not only to survive this terrorist attack, but also to remember why we are the greatest country on the face of the Earth." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "Today I just talked to Leader Daschle. His office received a letter... and, uh... it had anthrax in it." (Oct 15, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "There's no question that anybody who would mail anthrax with the attempt to harm American citizens is a terrorist. And there's no question that Al-Qaida is a terrorist organization. Uh, it wouldn't surprise me that they're, uh, that they're involved with this, but I have no direct evidence." (October 23, 2001)


Radio reporter: "President Bush would not say whether he'd been tested for the disease, but he said bluntly, 'I don't have anthrax.' He said authorities were responding quickly to the threat."

George W. Bush: "Let me put it this way. I'm confident when I come to work tomorrow that I'll be safe." (October 23, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "We have just seen the first war of the 21st Century... And there's universal approval of, uh, the statements I have made, and I'm confident there will be universal approval of the actions this government takes." (Sept 13, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "I have a message for our military: Be ready. I've called the armed forces to alert, and there is a reason. The hour is coming when America will act, and you will make us proud." (Sept 20, 2001, joint session of Congress)


President George W. Bush: "America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "This enemy attacked not just our people, but all freedom-loving people everywhere in the world. The United States of America will use all our resources to conquer this enemy. We will rally the world." (Sept 12, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "Tonight we are a country awakened to danger, and called to defend freedom." (Sept 20, 2001, joint session of Congress)


President George W. Bush: "But it's clear that Mr. bin Laden is a... an evil man." (Oct 15, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "This is now the focus of my administration... But now that war has been declared on us, we will lead the world to victory."  (Sept 13, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward... and freedom will be defended." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "I know I took the appropriate actions as the commander-in-chief to handle the crisis." (Sept 13, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "Our grief has turned to anger, and anger to resolution. Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done." (Sept 20, 2001, joint session of Congress)


President George W. Bush: "I'm a loving guy... And I'm also someone, however, who's got a job to do... and I intend to do it." (Sept 13, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "We are offering help and friendship to the Afghan people. It is their Taliban rulers and the terrorists they harbor who have much to fear." (October 6, 2001)

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President George W. Bush: "The search is underway for those who were behind these evil acts, to find those responsible, and to bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "Make no mistake... The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake... We will show the world that we will pass this test. God bless." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "We have taken every precaution to make sure that, uh, it is safe to fly in America." (Sept 13, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "The Taliban must act and act immediately. They will hand over the terrorists, or they will share in their fate." (Sept 19, 2001?)


President George W. Bush: "... And I've ordered that the full resources of the federal government go to help the victims and their families and to conduct a full-scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act... Terrorism against our nation will not stand." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat, but they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "The Taliban has been given the opportunity to surrender all the terrorists in Afghanistan and to close down their camps and operations. Full warning has been given, and time is running out." (October 6, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "The country's united in our drive for justice. This nation is determined, and we're patient, much to the chagrin of the enemy. It must make 'em really worried to know that we don't have a calendar that says on such-and-such a date, we're gonna quit... that, uh, when it comes to our freedoms, and defending our freedoms, and securing our homeland, and protecting our innocent Americans, and never forgetting what happened on September 11th, we are some kinda tough... and that's the way it's gonna be." (May 14, 2002)


President George W. Bush: "Today we've had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country." (Sept 11, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "Two deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror -- they were acts of war. This will require our country to unite in steadfast determination and resolve. Freedom and democracy are under attack." (Sept 12, 2001)


President George W. Bush: "I will not yield, I will not rest, I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people." (Sept 20, 2001, joint session of Congress)


President George W. Bush: "Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." (Sept 20, 2001, joint session of Congress)


ABC News reporter Connie Chung: "... And what I have discovered is something that could be considered quite disturbing to many people." (Sept 12, 2001)

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