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jenfrog81
06-19-2004, 11:03 AM
I have to give it to Bush that he puts up one Hell of a Fight .

Bush: U.S. Won't Be Intimidated by 'Extremist Thugs'
Saturday, June 19, 2004

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WASHINGTON — President Bush said Friday that Islamic militants who beheaded U.S. hostage Paul Johnson (search) in Saudi Arabia (search) are "barbaric people" who are trying to intimidate America and shake its will.

Vice President Dick Cheney also condemned the killers: "They have no shame, not a shred of decency, and no mercy. America will hunt down the killers, one by one, and destroy them."

Bush learned of Johnson's death after a speech to troops at Fort Lewis (search), Wash.

"The murder of Paul shows the evil nature of the enemy we face," Bush said as he prepared to board Air Force One. "These are barbaric people. There's no justification whatsoever for his murder. And yet they killed him in cold blood.

"And it should remind us that we must pursue these people and bring them to justice before they hurt other Americans," the president said. "See, they're trying to intimidate America. They're trying to shake our will. They're trying to get us to retreat from the world. America will not retreat. America will not be intimidated by these kinds of extremist thugs. May God bless Paul Johnson."

Bush: U.S. Won't Be Intimidated by 'Extremist Thugs'
Saturday, June 19, 2004

PHOTOS VIDEO PHOTO ESSAYS


Vice President Dick Cheney also condemned the killers: "They have no shame, not a shred of decency, and no mercy. America will hunt down the killers, one by one, and destroy them."

Bush learned of Johnson's death after a speech to troops at Fort Lewis (search), Wash.

"The murder of Paul shows the evil nature of the enemy we face," Bush said as he prepared to board Air Force One. "These are barbaric people. There's no justification whatsoever for his murder. And yet they killed him in cold blood.

"And it should remind us that we must pursue these people and bring them to justice before they hurt other Americans," the president said. "See, they're trying to intimidate America. They're trying to shake our will. They're trying to get us to retreat from the world. America will not retreat. America will not be intimidated by these kinds of extremist thugs. May God bless Paul Johnson."



"We will leave no stone unturned to confront this evil and destroy it," he said.

If anything, he said Johnson's murder "will cause us and, I'm quite confident, it will cause our Saudi colleagues to redouble our efforts to go after terrorists wherever they are trying to hide."