Bush Sends Cadets Into "Hazardous, Rewarding" Career

By: Leslie Fichera Email
By: Leslie Fichera Email

Speaking at the Air Force Academy graduation Wednesday, President Bush told the packed stadium, the war is difficult and unprecedented, and "we're learning as we go."

He spoke to more than 1,012 graduates, saying that the United States has an obligation to establish stability after ousting its killer regimes.

Bush drew a comparison to U.S. support for the rebuilding of Germany and Japan after World War II -- two "mortal enemies" that have become strong U.S. allies.

"To win the first war of the 21st century we need to prevail, not just in the battle of arms but also in the battle of wills. And we need to recognize that the only way America could lose the war on terror is if we defeat ourselves."

Bush's message to the graduates: "Your teachers are proud of you, your parents are proud of you, and so is your commander-in-chief. Job well done."

The crowd erupted in cheers.

Bush then saluted and shook hands with all 1,012 cadet as they received their degrees.


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  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    pbush is a joke...all the time. He's a war monger and he could careless about any of these cadets or anyone else that is over there. It's all about the OIL and it has nothing to do with our troops protecting our country. Wake UP people!!
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    LOL Marcus. Send Bush there when he is done in November.
  • by Dawn Location: Colo Springs on May 28, 2008 at 09:20 PM
    I'm thankful to all these men and women for putting their lives on the line for my family. My cousin died in Iraq for people he never knew. He died so people could live in the land of the free, the home of the brave. He believed that ALL people were created by God and needed the freedom we take advantage of in this country. Marcus, and others that bash our military and the mission they have, my cousin died for you to be able to express your opinion. You have the freedom to walk the streets, worship, vote and not have to fear your own life being taken because it is not the way of the dictator. Thank you everyone who served, serves, and will serve. Our country is awesome and you are the true protectors of the world. You look after the innocent, the helpless, the people who are oppressed and go where no person wants to go because it's your duty. God Bless you, God Bless our President, God Bless America!
  • by Jennifer Location: C/S on May 28, 2008 at 04:45 PM
    Marcus, don't hate because you weren't smart enough to join the AF. I bet you live on Peterson AFB too.
  • by marcus hater Location: cos on May 28, 2008 at 01:19 PM
    Feel better Marcus?
  • by Marcus Location: COS on May 28, 2008 at 12:26 PM
    G.W.---Honestly man? Hazardous? Its the Chair Force. I supposed maybe the coffee machine might explode, or the castor on your office chair might have a sudden blowout--but it's hardly "Hazardous"
  • by John Location: Florissant, CO on May 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM
    The correct title is "Commanderin-Chief" for the President, not "Commander and Chief".
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