Bush vs. Obama speeches
Bush and Obama's different speeches on millitary operations.
President George W. Bush speech
after capture of Saddam Hussein
The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to our men
and women now serving in Iraq. The operation was based on
the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the
dictator's footprints in a vast country.
The operation was carried out with skill and precision
by a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and
our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt
for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort
to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people.
Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today,
on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our
Armed Forces and I congratulate 'them.
President Barack H. Obama speech
after bringing Osama bin Laden to justice
And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta,
the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of
bin Laden the top priority of my war against al Qaeda,
even as I continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle,
and defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by my
intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to
bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months
to run this thread to ground.
I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed
more information about the possibility that we had
located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan .
And finally, last week, I determined that I had enough
intelligence to take action, and I authorized an operation
to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted
operation against that compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan.
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