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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
November 17, 2004
From remarks by President Bush during his nomination of NSA Rice to become Secretary of State, 11/16/04
America is a nation at war that is leading a large coalition against a determined enemy.
The United States is putting in place new structures and institutions to confront outlaw regimes, oppose proliferation of dangerous weapons and materials, and break up terror networks.
The United States has undertaken a great calling of history: to aid the forces of reform and freedom in the broader Middle East. This is so that that region can grow in hope, instead of growing in anger.
America is pursuing a positive direction to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is taking an approach that honors the peaceful aspirations of the Palestinian people through a democratic state, and an approach that will ensure the security of Israel.