Bush "We must rid the world of evil"

"Our responsibility to history is already clear: To answer these attacks and rid the world of evil," the president said in a multi-faith prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral, attended by four former presidents and many other dignitaries [...] Meanwhile today, the House and Senate voted unanimously to provide $40 billion for anti-terrorism and cleanup efforts. The Senate also voted, 98 to 0, to authorize the president to use "necessary and appropriate force" in retaliating against the terrorist strikes. [...] At the National Cathedral service, Bush mourned Tuesday's victims and said: "This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and in an hour, of our choosing." “Bush: U.S. Must 'Rid the World of Evil'” By: Charles Babington washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Friday, September 14, 2001; 3:49 PM Accessed on: 2/11/2009

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