Skip to comments.George W. Bush's speech at the Flight 93 Memorial
Posted on 09/10/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT by mc5cents
GW Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: "Evil Is Real, So Is Courage"
The best speech W has ever given in MHO.
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I’ve been trying to avoid the 10th anniversary, so I haven’t been paying too much attention. Not because I’ve forgotten, but because I knew it was going to get me choked up.
This one got me choked up.
Never Forget. Prayers for the friends & family lost on that day
You will notice that President Bush never mentioned himself once in that speech.
He referred to us, we and our.
God bless and keep him safe.
I cannot even imagine our current occupant of the White House giving a speech like that. And did you notice he was not using the teleprompters that were there? He spoke from his notes on the podium.
It's been too long since we have had a true statesman as POTUS, 3 years too long.
On the bright side, we were damn blessed to have Dubya' to get us through 9/11.
A beautiful speech by a humble leader.
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I thought I saw a snippet of Clintoon blubbering and acting demented with a follow up report of how he, Clinton, made a surprise announcement that HE was leading a drive to raise the final $10 million for the Flight 93 memorial.
What a narcissist. Why on earth do the Bushes feel obliged to include him in their circle (?)- like a bad penny he is.
But I'm willing to forgive that because Clinton at the end of his speech did commit to raising the funds needed to complete the Flight 93 memorial.
And Biden actually was very gracious towards Bush's 9-11 response.
I'm sure that had heads imploding over at DU.
Pass this sandwich? Looks more like he’s scooping sh**.
W believes in the greatness of the American people.
Obama believes in his own greatness.
we had a live thread on this earlier- it was a tremendous speech from GWB, from the heart, not the garbage off the teleprompter the POS in the White House gives us...i was taken by GWB’s quote of, “at a time when democracy was being attacked the passengers went to the back of the plane and had a vote”...
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You are very gracious.
So Clinton used another occasion to draw attention to his ‘humanitarian’ work. He could have quietly donated the money needed - from his and Hilary’s stash. He is such a POSeur.
He doesn’t know how to serve - he only knows how to consume other people’s food.
I will give credit where credit is due. Clinton’s speech started out rambling and unfocused (unusual for him), but if he gets the funds raised to complete that memorial site, more power to him.
A great speech.
I only take issue with one thing he said:
"As long as this memorial stands, (Americans) will not forget what they did here."
I would say instead,
As long as this Nation stands, Americans will not forget what they did here!
$10.7 million - That's how much bacon Clinton brought home from his speeches in 2010 alone
Clinton could sign a check for the rest of it today. A lot of these speeches are given to foreign muslims, who consider the hefty price tag a way of buying influence with a major American power broker.
I found them all very moving. Clinton and Biden are both 10 times the man that currently occupies the oval office. They both gave Bush credit for all that he did, very statesmanlike. I was so glad Zero wasn’t there to ruin the whole effect.
In the top 5 of his speeches.
For me I think the top one was at the National Cathedral three days after 9/11. The one on 9/20/01 - a PROPER reason for a JSOC - also ranks Top 5.
“Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies...justice will be done.”
And I am no fan of Clinton, I protested against him many times in the nineties.
But if he can use his fundraising abilities to get this memorial completed, bully for him.
I love W.
Definitely agree. Still watch or read that a couple times a year. He really gave a lot of great speeches, contrary to conventional wisdom. His eulogy at Reagan's funeral is another one of my favorites, as is his Nov. 6, 2003 speech on the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for Democracy.
Wow. So that is what a real leader sounds like. I had forgotten. Beautiful, humble, and inspiring. God Bless George W. Bush and Laura.
I would say instead, As long as this Nation stands, Americans will not forget what they did here!
I had a similar thought at that line, but then he closed the speech by saying: "The United States will never forget."
Either way, this administration is trying their best to
see that any memorial or Nation remains standing.
Either way, this administration is trying their best to
see that any memorials or Nation DOES NOT REMAIN standing.
Wonderful speech, thanks for the link. THAT was a President...good to remember in times like this.
The Yahoo opening page has a picture of Clinton with a headline link featuring "Clinton's Mighty Gesture at Ceremony". His mighty gesture (not even written as sarcasm)is working with Boehner to raise money for finishing the memorial. Collecting other people's money is not a grand gesture in my book. What was ex42 doing there anyway?
The article finally mentioned GWB in the last two sentences, saying: Former President George W. Bush, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Boehner also attended the ceremony. Bush declared in his remarks that the passengers heroism was the first counteroffensive in the war on terror.
Thank you. I had to work today so I didn’t see any of the memorial services. That gave me tears and chills. I love W and God was looking out for us when he became POTUS.
Hopefully, President Bush will not be our last Christian President.
I did not go to this and I requet that, but was ‘serving’ Somerset County working at a Farmer/Threshmen Jubilee for our Fire Dept.
Thank you President GWB for bringing CLASS, CHARACTER, GRACE, HONOR AND RESPECT AND DIGNITY TO OUR COUNTY today..you make me Proud to have had you as our Leader at that time..
The current president has none of those characteristics, the worst president this country has ever had...he can take all his muslim friends with him when we vote him out in Nov. 2012..... by the way I'm surprised that MSNBC even showed this
I remember the MSM constantly cutting in on him when he gave a speech. We all know why.
They did EVERYTHING they could from preventing the public from really getting to know George W.
Stunningly beautiful speech. I miss W.
Can anyone imagine the moron currently in the White House being as sincere and eloquent? Thank G*d we have not had to depend on Obama in a true time of crisis.
It’s important to see 9/11 as one of these decisive moments where humanity rediscover the evil and courage that we face in our daily struggles. Tomorrow, we will probably hear the PC relativistic side of the event where there are no absolute truth or absolute falsehood, no absolute good or absolute evil. If this is the way Obama and Bloomberg want to see 9/11 turn them off and leave them for their own delusion.
Is his wife still at the US Open?
Dang good speech from Bush. I actually thought Slick Willie and Biden did a good job too. It was a nice tribute overall. And that’s how it’s supposed to be done. Obama doesn’t get it.
There are times I do miss GWB.
I miss that clarity about our purpose.
I miss a President that did love this country.
And I miss someone I know will never forget that day.
God Bless the Heros who have been lost, those that still live, nd those that will be born.
Deliver us from evil. Let’s Roll!
Thank you, President Bush, for the sincere portrayal the false leaders of today conceal.
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