Skip to comments.Bush at AFA: Speech to liken today's wars with WWII aftermath
Posted on 05/27/2008 6:12:57 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
The White House says President Bush will liken the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to conditions in Germany and Japan after World War II when he speaks at the Air Force Academy graduation on Wednesday.
In excerpts from his prepared remarks released today, Bush said it took time and patience to rebuild those nations, but it paid off when they became prosperous U.S. allies.
"And we have reaped the benefits in generations of security and peace," Bush said in the prepared remarks. "Today we must do the same in Afghanistan and Iraq, and by helping these young democracies grow in freedom and prosperity we will once again reap the benefits in generations of security and peace."
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said the president will also compare the careers that this year's academy graduates will have with those of the World War II generation.
Perino said Bush plans to contrast the air power, technology and enemies present in the two eras.
About 950 cadets will receive their diplomas at the commencement ceremony at Falcon Stadium.
Bush last spoke at the academy outside Colorado Springs during at the 2004 commencement.
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