Speech of US President George W. Bush

Speech of US President George W. Bush

  • 13 January 2008

The speech dealt with a range of important issues pertaining to the Middle East, which President Bush stressed its pivotal role in human civilization in the past, present and future. President Bush expressed his admiration for the United Arab Emirates’ political, economic and cultural experience and for being an exemplary Muslim nation that is tolerant toward followers of other religions. He described terrorism as the most dangerous enemy of the region, and Iran and Al-Qaeda as the leaders of the rampant terrorism in the region. He urged the countries of the region to uphold and practice democracy because it is the ideal solution to their political and economic problems. He emphasized that the United States will continue to protect and encourage democratic values in the region and will not abandon its commitment toward the future of the Iraq and the Middle East peace process and toward the peaceful settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. To the Palestinian people, he said the dignity and sovereignty that is their right is now within their reach; they have to oppose the extremists and terrorists who represent the greatest threat to a Palestinian state. He added that the United States will help them build the institutions of democracy and prosperity and make their dreams of a state come true. He also sent a message to the Iraqi people congratulating them on their choice for democracy and standing firm in the face of terrorism and extremism, and that the United States will join the them, Sunna and Shiite, in their fight to eradicate terrorists and extremists.

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Sunday 13 January 2008

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Sunday 13 January 2008

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