If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government.
[Bush then said,] May God Bless the troops, ... May God Bless America.
Probably we'll think of Bush in years to come as an American hero.
As I look at President Bush, I think he will ultimately be judged as a man of extremely high character.
The question is do we fight them over there -- or do we fight them here
The past three years have been hard years, a time of hard decisions and tough choices, ... I have looked into his eyes and I have seen his character. I have seen courage and consistency ... the courage to stand up to terrorists and the consistency necessary to beat them.
I also know he cannot lead troops to victory in a war when he has made it perfectly clear that he does not support the cause.
He has served our country with great distinction
Where we stand today is not only acceptable in my view, it is truly remarkable
[ Franks told reporters the coalition now had a] very capable ground force ... represented a serious northern threat to regime forces.
If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago.
The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.