War on Terrorism
Our lives have been forever changed due to the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Thousands of innocent Americans had their lives cut short and countless others lost fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and friends. Serving in Congress, I feel my number one duty is to protect the American people by making sure we win the War on Terror.
President Bush continues to be an unwavering Commander-in-Chief, and I fully support his efforts to win the War on Terror. Many have said that what our men and women have already accomplished could never be done. However, thanks to their extraordinary commitment to their mission and to the continual support of our government and all Americans, our troops have answered the call of duty and America is safer because of their sacrifices.
Today’s conflict is very different than those in the past. The enemy does not call any one nation home. Borders, treaties, and accepted rules of warfare are not acknowledged. To fight this battle our nation must ensure our troops are given the necessary tools to win the War on Terror. I remain firmly committed to supporting our troops and providing them with the best training, equipment and intelligence possible.
Freedom is on the march throughout the Middle East and we are safer here at home due to the efforts of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. I have seen first-hand, both in the Middle East and right here in America, the progress being made for the advancement of freedom, peace and equality.
I strongly disagree with those, like MoveOn.org who claim we’re not safer with Saddam Hussein in jail and Osama Bin Laden on the run. We’re safer with freely elected governments replacing brutal dictatorships across the Middle East.
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