Saturday, September 04, 2004

Never Relent

President Bush said it in his acceptance speech, on September 2, 2004:
...I wake up every morning thinking about how to better protect our country. I will never relent in defending America -- whatever it takes....
And I said it here, on April 2, 2004:
Our thoughts for the next several hours [following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001] were with our daughter, whom we knew was at work in the adjacent World Financial Center when the planes struck. Was her office struck by debris? Did she flee her building only to be struck by or trapped in debris? Was she smothered in the huge cloud of dust? Because telephone communications were badly disrupted, we didn't learn for several hours that she had made it home safely.

Thousands of grandparents, parents, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren, lovers, and good friends -- the survivors of the 3,000 who died that day in Manhattan, the Pentagon, and western Pennsylvania -- did not share our good fortune. Never forgive, never forget, never relent.
That's why George W. Bush should be re-elected. He will never relent. He understands that we are at war. And he will wage war, by many means and in many places.