WASHINGTON (BP)–In the fight against terrorism, “We still have far to go and many dangers lie ahead,” President Bush told the nation the morning of Dec. 11, the three-month point after Sept. 11’s terrorist attacks, CNSNews.com reported. But, he added, there is no doubt how the battle will end.
In brief remarks at a White House ceremony remembering victims of the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., Bush said America’s enemies are now paying the price for mistaking American liberty for weakness. “When we fight terror, we fight tyranny,” the president said.
His remarks came after a nationwide pause at 8:46 a.m. EST, the moment when — exactly three months earlier — the first plane slammed into the World Trade Center.
At 8:46 a.m. on Dec. 11, White House officials, firefighters at “ground zero” in New York and radio stations around the country paused as the national anthem was played in memory of those who died in the attacks.
“We remember how we felt that day — our sadness, the surge of love for our country, our anger and our determination to right this huge wrong,” President Bush said. “Today the wrong is being righted and justice is being done.”
Later on Dec. 11, President Bush was scheduled to travel to the Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, to discuss the changing role of the military in the post-Sept. 11 world.
Jones is the morning editor of www.CNSNews.com. Used by permission.