Naming It– Bush Speech “Decisive Ideological Struggle”

President Bush’s 9/11 speech was 2500 words long. One paragraph stands out, as emphasized by Dennis Prager in his radio show.  The President has said much of this before, but perhaps never quite as clearly.  Again, understanding and naming the enemy and their goals is emphasized in this section of the speech.

excerpt:

…Since the horror of Nine-Eleven, we have learned a great deal about the enemy. We have learned that they are evil and kill without mercy – but not without purpose. We have learned that they form a global network of extremists who are driven by a perverted vision of Islam – a totalitarian ideology that hates freedom, rejects tolerance, and despises all dissent. And we have learned that their goal is to build a radical Islamic empire where women are prisoners in their homes, men are beaten for missing prayer meetings, and terrorists have a safe haven to plan and launch attacks on America and other civilized nations.

The war against this enemy is more than a military conflict. It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century, and the calling of our generation…

 For the full text, look here.

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