“George W. Bush sees world terrorism for the evil that it is, and he will remain consistent to the purpose of defeating it while working to make us ever safer at home.” Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani at the RNC Convention, Monday, August 30, 2004.
Wow, the city’s former mayor is so right:
“States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.” (January 29, 2002, The President’s State of the Union Address)
“This is an evil man that we’re dealing with, and I wouldn’t put it past him to develop evil weapons to try to harm civilization as we know it.” (November 6, 2001, Bush warns of potential ‘evil weapons’)
“Your government is alert. The governors and mayors are alert that evil folks still lurk out there. As I said yesterday, people have declared war on America and they have made a terrible mistake. My administration has a job to do and we’re going to do it. We will rid the world of the evil-doers.” (September 16, 2001, Bush vows to rid the world of ‘evil-doers’)
“The English translation is not as eloquent as the original Arabic, but let me quote from the Koran, itself: In the long run, evil in the extreme will be the end of those who do evil. For that they rejected the signs of Allah and held them up to ridicule. The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.” (September 17, 2001, Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.)