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George W. Bush addresses the nation the night of 9/11/2001

On the evening of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush addressed the country after a “series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.” He suggests that America was targeted because it is the “brightest Beacon of freedom and opportunity in the world.” Bush discusses the response of the American people, rescue efforts, and plans to seek out and punish those responsible for the attacks. Bush thanks the members of the international community who have offered condolences and says that the United States and its allies will “stand together to win the war against terrorism.” The address ends with Bush’s assurance that the American people will move “forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.”

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