Speech for George W. Bush: “I have noticed that my opponent has been running ads on the television about my unwillingness to recognize my mistakes. You know, its easy to play the Monday morning armchair quarterback with 20/20 hindsight but it is whole other ball game when you are the one making the calls in the midst of it all. That requires decisive leadership and unwavering resolve. However, knowing what I do know now there certainly are things that I wish I could go back and do differently. For example, I wish that our administration would have known before 9/11 that it wasn’t sufficient to continue with the same old policies of previous administrations in regard to handling treats to our nation. My administration, like the Clinton administration, believed that we could handle real threats to our country with ‘sensitive’ and patient diplomacy, ‘sanctions’ and more ‘summits’. Before 9/11 we thought these methods were sufficient in protecting the homeland, but we all learned that we were wrong. Well, most of us did. Apparently, Senator Kerry hasn’t learned anything at all. He thinks we should have handled real threats to our nation with sensitivity, sanctions and summits. Those are the policies that made us vulnerable to 9/11 and I will NOT make that mistake again! Diplomacy has its place, but if there is a threat I will act. I will not rely on the pre-9/11 policies that failed us so miserably as my opponent apparently plans on doing. You know, before 9/11 both Saddam and Osama were known to be threats to our country and our allies, that was a given. Think about the way Osama was handled. He was handled the way we always handled foreign threats before 9/11, with summits, sanctions, and patient diplomacy and we see how that turned out, didn’t we? John Kerry thinks we should have handled Saddam, who HE admitted was a very dangerous threat, with these same old weak policies. He hasn’t learned the lesson the rest of us learned on 9/11. John Kerry, we don’t need more summits, sanctions, world tests, policies, diplomatic read tape and other ‘sensitive’ weak methods to protect our nation. We need someone who has actually learned from the mistakes of our past and who is willing to act with unwavering leadership and resolve when a threat presents itself. I have proven sense 9/11 that I am willing to do just that. Your 20 year record as the most liberal Senator and even your waffling words during this election leads the rest of us to believe that you are not.” --This is what I wish GW would say!