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THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH -- (House of Representatives - June 28, 2005)

(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, tonight President Bush talked with America about the great struggle and the suffering that our country has endured since September 11. It is clear that these memories are seared for us of that horrific day, and our hearts break for the soldiers that we have lost and the families that they have left behind.

But the President reminded us that when tragedy struck, we pulled ourselves together; got to work, as we always do; and that we have taken this war to those who attacked us, to be sure that our children never suffer through another September 11.

We do not believe in appeasing terrorism. We do not believe in turning a blind eye as evil gathers, hoping it will strike someone else. We are Americans. It is not our way to let bullies and thugs intimidate and destroy what we and other free nations have worked so hard to build. That is why we are in Afghanistan and that is why we are in Iraq.

Mr. Speaker, the front lines of this war are on America's main streets. They are also in Kabul and Baghdad. We are in this together and we will win together.

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