Our greatest responsibility is the active defense of the American people.
Twenty-eight months have passed since September 11, 2001–over two years
without an attack on American soil–and it is tempting to believe that the
danger is behind us. That hope is understandable, comforting–and false.
America is on the offensive against the terrorists…
As part of the offensive against terror, we are also confronting the
regimes that harbor and support terrorists, and could supply them with nuclear,
chemical, or biological weapons–
Because of American leadership and resolve, the world is changing for the