“My most solemn duty is to protect this nation and its people from further attacks and emerging threats.”
“We have seen our vulnerability, and we have seen its deepest source. For as long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment and tyranny – prone to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder, violence will gather and multiply in destructive power, and cross the most defended borders, and raise a mortal threat.”
“This is not primarily the task of arms, though we will defend ourselves and our friends by force of arms when necessary. Freedom, by its nature, must be chosen, and defended by citizens and sustained by the rule of law and the protection of minorities.”
“We have confidence because freedom is the permanent hope of mankind, the hunger in dark places, the longing of the soul.”
The preceding are excerpts of the Inaugural Address given by President George Walker Bush to the nation, and to the world, following his acceptance of the oath of office for the President of the United States of America.
January 20, 2005
MDAA is proud and honored to know that Missile Defense is and will be one of the many crucial tools available in the next four years that will enable President George W. Bush to fulfill his vision, his duty and his oath.