| Home > 2004 Presidential Documents > pd11oc04 Proclamation 7823--National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2004...
pd11oc04 Proclamation 7823--National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2004...
<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, October 11, 2004 WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is also available on the Internet on the GPO Access service at http://www.gpo.gov/nara/nara003.html. There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iv] Pages 2209 2288 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings Iowa Discussion in Clive--2244 Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004, signing in Des Moines--2242 Michigan, remarks in Farmington Hills--2268 New Hampshire, remarks in Manchester--2209 Ohio Discussion in Mansfield--2223 National Association of Home Builders in Columbus--2217 Remarks in Cuyahoga Falls--2235 Pennsylvania, remarks in Wilkes-Barre--2262 Radio address--2222 Report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction--2275 Wisconsin Departure for Wausau--2275 Remarks in Wausau--2276 Bill Signings Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004, remarks in Des Moines, IA-- 2242 Communications to Congress Budget request to support comprehensive response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Jeanne, letter transmitting--2262 Communications to Federal Agencies Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended--2284 Proclamations Child Health Day--2259 Fire Prevention Week--2259 German-American Day--2275 Leif Erikson Day--2283 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month--2216 To Implement the 2004 United States-Israel Agreement on Trade in Agricultural Products--2260 Statements by the President Congress House of Representatives action on legislation to reinstate the draft--2261 Senate passage of the ``National Intelligence Reform Act''--2274 Death of Gordon Cooper--2261 Egypt, terrorist attacks--2284 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2287 Checklist of White House press releases--2287 Digest of other White House announcements--2284 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2286 Editor's Note: The President was in St. Louis, MO, on October 8, the closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in this issue will be printed next week. [[Page iv]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 2209]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2209-2216] Pages 2209 2288 Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004 New Hampshire October 1, 2004 The President. Thanks for coming. I appreciate you all coming. Thanks. It's great to be back in the great State of New Hampshire. So guess what happened? We pulled up in our entourage, and I opened the door. I come bounding in the tent, and Mother's there checking up on me. They said--you know, sometimes they say I get a little too blunt, reminds me of the time a woman in Texas said, ``Well, you got your daddy's eyes and your mother's mouth.'' [Laughter] I love you, Mom. Thanks for coming. I'm keeping really good company up here on the stage. First, I'm proud to be standing with your great United States Senator, Judd Gregg. He's as solid as the granite in this State. I know you're going to send him back for 6 more years. And I'm proud to be in New Hampshire with John McCain. What a fine American he is and a good friend. He told me a little something about New Hampshire politics--in case you forgot. [Laughter] I didn't. I picked up on the lessons and carried the State of New Hampshire in 2000, and with your help, we'll carry it again in 2004. We had a great debate last night. It highlighted some fundamental differences between my opponent and me, differences I believe are crucial to our Nation's national security. First of all, there's a big difference when it comes to supporting our troops in harm's way. When America puts our troops in combat, I believe they deserve the best training, the best equipment, the full support of our Government. Last night my opponent said our troops deserve better. They certainly deserve better than they got from Senator Kerry when he voted to send them to war, then voting--voted against funding our troops in combat. Audience members. Boo-o-o! The President. You may remember his quote when they asked him about his vote. He said, ``Well, I actually did vote for the $87 billion, right before I voted against it.'' [Laughter] Not a lot of people in New Hampshire talk that way. Last night he said he had made a mistake in how he talked about that vote. I don't know if you remember that part of the debate or not. I certainly do. But the mistake wasn't what Senator Kerry said. The mistake was what Senator Kerry did. During the course of this campaign, they kept asking him to explain the vote. He said the famous quote. Then he went on and said he was proud of his vote. He said, ``The whole thing was a complicated matter.'' And earlier this week he gave yet another explanation of his vote. He said, ``Well, it was a protest vote.'' [Laughter] Exactly what he said, ``protest vote.'' Audience members. Boo-o-o! The President. When we put American troops in harm's way, they certainly deserve better than to have a candidate for President use them as a protest. Last night was very revealing. He continued his pattern of confusing contradictions. After voting for the war, after saying my decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision, he now said it was all a mistake. But asked a logical question, ``Does that mean our troops are dying for a mistake,'' he said, ``No.'' You can't have it both ways. You can't say it's a mistake and not a mistake. You can't be for getting rid of Saddam Hussein when things look good and against it when times are difficult. You can't claim terrorists are pouring across the border into Iraq yet, at the same time, try to claim that Iraq is somehow a diversion from the war on terror. The American President must speak clearly, and when he speaks, must mean what he says. [[Page 2210]] The crucial difference between my opponent and me is the most important question for voters in this election, and that is: Who can lead this war against terror to victory? And here my opponent has a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of this war against terror, and he has no plan to win in Iraq. The cornerstone of Senator Kerry's plan for Iraq is to convene a summit. That's what he said. Now, look, I've been to a lot of summits. [Laughter] Since I've been your President, I've been honored to be at summits throughout the world. I've never been to a meeting that has deposed a tyrant or brought a terrorist to justice. The way to defeat the terrorists is to stay on the offense and bring them to justice. My opponent last night claims he can work with our allies. Yet he said those who are standing with us are not a part of a genuine coalition. Audience members. Boo-o-o! The President. He earlier called them a ``coalition of the coerced and bribed'' and dismissed their sacrifices as ``window dressings.'' Audience members. Boo-o-o! The President. See, you cannot lead by pushing away the allies who are already with us, who are sacrificing along with our soldiers. You can't expect any support for a cause you have called a ``mistake,'' a ``grand diversion,'' or ``the wrong war at the wrong time.'' As I said last night, I've been meeting with these leaders around the world. Imagine walking into a room, and say, ``Get your sons to sacrifice and your daughters to sacrifice for the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time.'' Imagine. [Laughter] The way to lead this coalition is not to be disdainful or dismissive. The way to lead this coalition to victory is to be clear about our thinking, grateful for their sacrifices, and resolute in our determination to achieve victory. Let me say one other thing, one more thing I want to share with you about last night's debate. Perhaps it was the most disturbing aspect of the debate. Senator Kerry said that America has to pass some sort of ``global test''---- Audience members. Boo-o-o! The President. ----before we can use our troops to defend ourselves. Think about that. He wants our national security decisions subject to the approval of a foreign government. Audience members. Boo-o-o! The President. Listen, I'll continue to work with our allies. I'll work with the international community, but I will never submit America's national security to an international test. The President's job is not to take an international poll. The President's job is to defend the United States of America. Audience members. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! The President. I've come for more reasons than just to talk about last night's debate and to see my mother. [Laughter] I have come back to New Hampshire to ask for your vote, and I am here to ask for your help. I ask you to register your friends and neighbors. I ask you, then, to head them to the polls come the voting time. And as you do so, remind them if they want a safer America, a stronger America, and a better America, to put me and Dick Cheney back in office. I'm glad my mother is here, but I really wish Laura were here. What a great First Lady. You know, when I asked her to marry me, she said, ``Fine, just so long as I never have to give a political speech.'' [Laughter] I said, ``Okay, you'll never have to give one.'' [Laughter] Fortunately, she didn't hold me to that promise. In New York, at our convention, America got to see a compassionate, strong, fine First Lady in Laura Bush. And I'm proud--I'm proud I'm running with Dick Cheney. He's a fine man. I concede, he doesn't have the waviest hair in the race. [Laughter] I didn't pick him because of his hair. I picked him because of his experience, his judgment, and because he can get the job done for the American people. I want to sing the praises of your other United States Senator, John Sununu. You've got two really fine Senators in Judd and John, and I'm proud to work with them. They're kind of independent sometimes-- [laughter]--just like the people of New Hampshire. I appreciate your Governor, Craig Benson. I hope you put him back into office. Thanks for coming, Craig. I appreciate you being here, Craig. I'm proud of Congressman Jeb Bradley's work in the United States Congress, a fine Member of the House of Representatives. I want to thank Ted Gatsas and [[Page 2211]] his wife, Cassandra. I want to thank Brian Golden, who's a Democrats for Bush member from Massachusetts. I am honored you're here, Brian. Thank you for coming. I want to thank all the other State and local officials. But most importantly, I want to thank the grassroots activists and those who are doing the hard work, getting ready to turn out the vote come November. I appreciate the Oak Ridge Boys who are here with us today. I'm proud to call them friends. And I want to thank Kaleigh Cronin, the student from Manchester Central High, who performed the National Anthem. I want to thank Manchester Central High School Band for being here
Other Popular 2004 Presidential Documents Documents:
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.|
Supreme Court Decisions
104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents
1994 Presidential Documents