"I can hear YOU! I can HEAR you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear ALL of us soon!!" George W. Bush, September 14, 2001 He wasn't a perfect president or man. But I admire him so. He made us feel before and after 9-11 that being an American MEANT something good and positive. And that day ..... that day that he spoke these words to a man in the crowd AND to all of us who were in shock, he comforted us more than he knew. I watched him live as I am sure many of you did. It wasn't so much that he threatened the enemy. I cried while watching him because his words brought a relief from the point of view of unity - a unity that only people mourning together can have.