Yesterday, at Fort Campbell, before the Screaming Eagles and the 5th Special Forces
September the 11th, 2001 taught a lesson I will never forget. America must confront threats before they fully materialize.Yes, Sir, Mr. President. And God bless you for it.
In Iraq, my administration looked at the intelligence information, and we saw a threat.
Members of Congress looked at the intelligence, and they saw a threat.
The United Nations Security Council looked at the intelligence, and it saw a threat.
I had a choice to make, either take the word of a madman, or take such threats seriously and defend America. Faced with that choice, I will defend America every time.