[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents Volume 42, Number 45 (Monday, November 13, 2006)]
[Pages 1985-1992]
[Online from the Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

Remarks at a Colorado Victory 2006 Rally in Greeley, Colorado

November 4, 2006

    The President. Thank you. Thank you all very much. I appreciate you 
coming. Thanks. It's great to be back in Greeley. Thanks for your 
hospitality. This isn't the first time I've been to Greeley. I like 
coming to places like Greeley, Colorado, because the people here are 
down-to-earth, hard-working--people here have a lot of common sense.
    That's what we need in Washington, DC, common sense. And Marilyn 
Musgrave brings common sense to Washington, DC. I'm not surprised she is 
a native of this important State, and she was raised right here in this 
district. And you raised her well. She understands your values; she 
knows what you're thinking. Send her back to the United States Congress.
    I appreciate you coming today. I'm sorry that Laura is not with me. 
Yes--well, I don't want her to know that I know it's her birthday. 
[Laughter] Well, she knows I know. I'm

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just not telling you the gift I'm going to give her. It's a surprise. 
[Laughter] But she sends her very best to our friends here in Colorado. 
She understands what I know: Marilyn Musgrave is a fine United States 
Congresswoman and deserves your support.
    I'm proud to be here with Senator Wayne Allard. He's doing a fine 
job for the people of this State. I know firsthand. I deal with him all 
the time; he's always got Colorado on his mind.
    I'm proud to be here with a man who's done an excellent job as your 
Governor, Governor Bill Owens. And I'm also pleased that the next 
Governor of Colorado, Bob Beauprez, is with us. So when you're in that 
box voting for Marilyn, make sure you put your check by Beauprez's name 
as well. You're going to get good, solid government with Bob Beauprez.
    I appreciate very much that Mike Coffman is with us. I appreciate 
Bob Schaffer is with us. I want to thank the mayor, Tom Selders, who's 
with us. Mr. Mayor, thanks for coming. I want to thank all the 
candidates and local officials.
    I particularly want to thank the grassroots activists who are here. 
You're the people putting up the signs and making the phone calls and 
turning out the vote. Rest assured, Marilyn is going to work hard, and 
she's counting on you to work hard with her.
    This election is just 3 days away. Oh, you've probably heard them in 
Washington--all the pundits and prognosticators have already determined 
the outcome of the election. I want to remind them, the folks of 
Colorado haven't even voted yet. Oh, it's not the first time we've been 
through this. You might remember 2004. I suspect it was about the time I 
came to Greeley that some of them in Washington were already picking out 
their offices in the West Wing. [Laughter] And then you voted, and the 
movers weren't needed. They're not going to be needed on November the 
7th. With your help, we will hold the House, Marilyn will win, and we 
will control the United States Senate.
    And there's a reason. We've got a fantastic group of folks who will 
turn out the vote. But we also share the values with the majority of the 
American people. We share their priorities. We're going to win this 
election because our values and priorities don't change because of the 
latest poll or the latest focus group. We're going to win this election 
because we've got a good, strong record to run on.
    See, I got to know the Congresswoman well. Last time I talked to 
her, she said, ``Don't you ever forget those Colorado ranchers.'' By the 
way, it's good to be in country where the cowboy hats outnumber the 
ties. She said, ``Don't forget, we've got farmers here.'' Let me tell 
you something: I know what she knows; if the ag economy is strong, the 
United States overall economy is strong.
    I understand something about ranching and farming. You might 
remember, I was raised in west Texas. And I understand that we need to 
be opening up markets, and we are. I also understand we have a fantastic 
opportunity to use agricultural products grown right here in Colorado to 
make us less dependent on foreign oil. And Marilyn understands that as 
well. If you're a farmer or a rancher or count on the agricultural 
industry to make a living, it is in your interest to send Marilyn 
Musgrave back to the United States Congress.
    One thing I don't have to worry about is her support for the United 
States military. I don't have to worry about her strong support for 
making sure our veterans get the benefits they deserve. She understands 
what I know: We will honor those who have worn the uniform and support 
those who wear it today.
    Marilyn Musgrave understands the importance of defending traditional 
values. In Washington, she's worked to defend the Pledge Allegiance and 
to protect the flag from desecration. She has worked to prevent the 
institution of marriage from being redefined by activist judges. She 
understands your values, and that's another reason to send her back to 
the United States Congress.
    Oh, there's big differences between how the Democrats think and how 
we think, and there's no clearer difference on two big issues: One issue 
is taxes, and the other issue is who best to defend the United States of 
    First, let me start with taxes. We have a clear philosophy. This 
philosophy says this: We believe you know how to spend your

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money better than the Federal Government does. I know that the Democrats 
want to raise your taxes because they think they can spend your money 
better than you can.
    Audience members. No-o-o!
    The President. We understand that when you have more of your own 
money in your pocket to save, invest, or spend, the whole economy 
benefits. But you didn't expect people to go off to Washington and just 
philosophize; you expected us to act. And that's what we have done. I 
have signed the largest tax cut since Ronald Reagan was the President of 
the United States, and Marilyn Musgrave is a strong supporter of lower 
    We cut the taxes for every American who pays income taxes. We 
doubled the child tax credit. We cut taxes on small businesses. We cut 
taxes on--we reduced the marriage penalty. We cut taxes on capital gains 
and dividends to encourage investment. And I want the farmers and 
ranchers to listen carefully--we put the death tax on the road to 
extinction. We don't think you need to be taxed when you're living and 
then when you die.
    Oh, I'm sure you remember the debate in Washington, DC. Democrats in 
Washington predicted that the tax cuts would not create jobs, would not 
increase wages, and that the tax cuts would cause the Federal deficit to 
explode. Well, the facts are in. The truth is, the tax cuts have led to 
a strong and growing economy. And just yesterday we got additional good 
news. The national unemployment rate is down to 4.4 percent. Our economy 
added 92,000 months [jobs] * last month, and over the past 3 months, 
America has added 470,000 new jobs.
    * White House correction.
    The ag economy is strong in the United States. Real wages rose 2.4 
percent over the past year. And thanks to our growing economy and being 
wise with your money, we cut the deficit in half 3 years ahead of 
schedule. Our economic policies are working. And if the Democrats' 
election predictions are as good as their economic predictions--
[laughter]--next Tuesday is going to be a great day for Republicans.
    It's important for people in this district and around the country to 
understand, the Democrats are going to raise your taxes, but they don't 
want you to know it. [Laughter] They asked the top Democrat leader in 
the House about tax cuts, and she made an interesting statement. She 
said, ``We love tax cuts.'' But given her record, she must be a secret 
admirer. [Laughter] See, she and her party voted against reducing the 
marriage penalty, voted against cutting taxes on small businesses, voted 
against lowering taxes for families with children, voted against 
reducing taxes on capital gains and dividends, voted against putting the 
death tax on the road to extinction. Time and time again, when she had 
her opportunity to show love, she voted no. [Laughter] If that's their 
definition of love, I'd sure hate to see what hate looks like.
    Let me explain to you how it works. Here's how it works: If these 
tax cuts we passed are not extended or not made permanent, your taxes 
are going to go up.
    Audience members. Boo-o-o!
    The President. In other words, if we don't have people in Congress 
who will join me in saying, ``Let's make these tax cuts extend,'' or, 
``Make them permanent,'' you'll be paying more taxes.
    And so they asked the person who wishes that he would be the head of 
the tax writing committee, the lead Democrat, whether any of the tax 
cuts we passed should be extended, and the person said, ``Not a one.'' 
In other words, what they're advocating without coming out and saying it 
is, ``We're going to raise your taxes.''
    And let me explain how it will work for you. If you have children, 
your child tax credit will go from 1,000 per child to $500 per child. So 
when you're sitting around the dinner table tonight, you count the 
number of heads you've got at the table with you, and then you multiply 
by $500 a child, the sum of which will be how much you're going to pay 
in increased taxes. So, just say you got three children, you go, one, 
two, three times 500--that's $1,500 additional taxes if the Democrats 
take over the House of Representatives. Somebody has got more than three 
children I bet in this crowd--[applause]. Yes, how many you got? Got 
four children. There you go. Well, then you're going to go, one, two, 
three, four, times 500--that's a $2,000 tax increase. That may not seem 
like a lot to people in Washington,

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DC, but it seems like a lot to me and Marilyn. And therefore, send her 
to the Congress, and we'll keep your taxes low.
    And the American people must understand the facts. If you vote 
Democrat, you're voting for a tax increase. And if you're voting 
Republican, you're voting for low taxes and a strong economy.
    The election is taking place in an historic time for our country. 
And when the children and grandchildren look back at this period, one 
question will overwhelm all the rest: Did we do everything in our power 
to fight and win the war against the terrorists? I wish I could come to 
Greeley and report this war is over. It is not. There's still an enemy 
which desires to inflict harm on America. I live it every day. I 
understand what I am talking about. Our most important job in Washington 
is to protect you--is to protect you from further attacks.
    We face an enemy which has no conscience. They kill innocent people 
to achieve their objectives. They share an ideology, and it's an 
ideology that's foreign to the United States. It's an ideology that is 
the exact opposite of what we believe. We believe in basic freedoms. We 
believe in human dignity. We value human life. They use human life to 
achieve objectives. They don't believe in freedom. They are 
totalitarians, and they have a desire to spread their vision, their 
point of view throughout as much of the world as possible. And they 
recognize we stand in the way, and that's why they want to inflict 
damage on the United States of America. The best way to protect you is 
to find these enemies overseas so we do not have to face them here at 
    Part of our strategy is to stay on the offense, and the other part 
of the strategy is to give our professionals the tools necessary to 
protect you here at home. So after the attacks, I evaluated programs to 
determine what we could do better to do our most important job, and that 
is to protect you. One of the problems we had is that over time, there 
was a wall that built up that prevented the intelligence community from 
sharing information with law enforcement. That didn't make any sense. 
You see, in this new kind of war, we must understand what the enemy is 
thinking and what they're about to do, in order to protect you.
    And so I asked the Congress to pass what we have called the PATRIOT 
Act, which makes it now possible for intelligence folks to give the 
information to law enforcement officials so they can do their jobs. 
Interestingly enough, by far, the vast majority of Democrats in the 
House of Representatives voted against the reauthorization of the 
PATRIOT Act. And the reason I'm telling you this, it's important, if you 
have not made up your mind in this election, to understand there is a 
different mindset between what Republicans and what you believe and what 
Democrats in Washington believe. See, they must not believe we're at 
war; otherwise, why wouldn't they have given them--our intelligence 
folks and law enforcement folks--the tools necessary to protect you?
    I've always believed that if the enemy, Al Qaida or an Al Qaida 
affiliate, is making a phone call from outside the United States to 
inside the United States, we must understand why, if our job is to 
protect you. If we want to protect you and somebody that we know wants 
to harm a fellow citizen is calling in to somebody, it makes sense to 
understand why. Yet, when this program came up in front of the United 
States Congress, by far, the vast majority of Democrats voted against 
it. They must think it's okay to respond after we're attacked. I believe 
we've got to do everything to prevent the attacks in the first place.
    We capture the enemy on the battlefield. Recently--or not recently, 
a while ago, we picked up a fellow named Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Our 
intelligence folks believe he's the man that masterminded the September 
the 11th attacks. And when they picked him up, I recognized it would be 
important to find out what he knew. See, if he ordered the first attack, 
he might know something about a further attack. And it makes sense, if 
our job is to protect you, to say to the CIA professionals, ``Find out 
what he knows.'' It's a different kind of war. We must understand what 
the enemy is thinking in order to protect you. So I sent this bill up to 
the United States Congress. By far, the vast majority of Democrats in 
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protect you. There's just a different mindset. If you want to be 
protected, you send Marilyn Musgrave back to the United States Congress.
    We are on the offense overseas. It's hard to plot and plan if you're 
on the run. It's hard to plot and plan if you're hiding. There's some 
fantastic people who have volunteered to serve your country, who are 
keeping the pressure on this enemy.
    One of the lessons of September the 11th, a vital lesson of 
September the 11th, a lesson any President must always remember is that 
when we see a threat overseas, we have got to take those threats 
seriously. You can't just hope for the best in a war against people who 
want to kill our citizens. And so when you see a threat, for the sake of 
our children, we must take those threats seriously. I saw a threat in 
Saddam Hussein; Members of the United States Congress from both 
political parties saw the same threat; the United Nations saw the 
threat. My decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision, and 
the world is better off for it.
    We are in a global struggle. By global struggle I mean, we will find 
and face the enemy wherever we can. And we're on a multiple of fronts, 
the most important of which is Iraq. It is the central front in the war 
on terror. I have heard Democrats in Washington say, Iraq is a 
distraction from the war on terror. What I'm describing to you over and 
over again, there is a different mindset, and voters have got to 
understand when they go into the polls, the difference of opinion. See, 
I know Iraq is the central front in the war on terror, and so do our 
troops. But I want people to listen to the words of Usama bin Laden. If 
you have doubt about whether Iraq is important to this war on terror, 
listen to the words of the enemy. Usama bin Laden calls this fight the 
third world war. He went on to say, victory for the terrorists in Iraq 
will mean America's defeat and disgrace forever. He understands the 
    But I want you to hear the words of a senior Democrat in the House 
of Representatives about her view. She said, ``The President says 
fighting them there makes it less likely we will have to fight them 
here.'' I do say that, because I believe that. She went on to say, ``The 
opposite is true. Because we are fighting them there, it may become more 
likely that we will have to fight them here.'' Iraq is not the reason 
why the terrorists are at war with us. You remind your citizens that we 
were not in Iraq when they attacked the World Trade Center in 1993. We 
were not in Iraq when they bombed our Embassies in Kenya--Tanzania and 
Kenya. We were not in Iraq when they attacked the USS Cole. And we were 
not in Iraq on September the 11th, 2001.
    You do not create terrorists by fighting the terrorists. The best 
way to protect you is to stay on the offense and bring these people to 
justice before they can hurt us again.
    Our goal in Iraq is victory. Victory means, a country which can 
sustain itself, govern itself, and defend itself and will be an ally in 
the war on terror. And this is tough fighting. I know it's tough 
fighting, and you know it's tough fighting. It's tough fighting because 
we face an enemy which is willing to kill innocent people in order to 
achieve an objective. See, they can't stand the thought of a young 
democracy succeeding in the midst of their plans to spread a 
totalitarian vision of darkness. And that's why you're seeing the 
struggle you're seeing.
    And the enemy understands that if they put enough carnage on the TV 
screen that America will--will be shaken. At least that's what they 
believe. And that's what you're seeing. And that's why a lot of our 
fellow citizens are justifiably concerned about Iraq. But what the enemy 
doesn't understand about this administration and millions of Americans 
is, we're not going to run in the face of thugs and assassins.
    Our goals have not changed; our tactics constantly change. I have 
given our commanders all the authority they need to keep adjusting to 
the tactics of this enemy. And we are; we're constantly altering the 
tactics. As the enemy changes, we change. And we've got a lot going for 
us. We've got a good strategy that's going to work, and we've got a 
fantastic United States military that deserves the full support of the 
United States.
    Whether or not the people of this country agree with my decision, 
one thing they need to do is to honor and respect the volunteers who 
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sure our troops have all they need to do the jobs I've asked them to do.
    There's something else happening in Iraq. There are brave Iraqis 
who've endured unspeakable violence, and the reason they have is because 
they want to live in freedom. I was pleased at the outcome of their 
elections, but I wasn't surprised. I'll tell you why I wasn't surprised. 
I believe in the universality of freedom. I believe there's an Almighty, 
and one of the gifts of the Almighty to each man and woman and child on 
the face of the Earth is a desire to be free.
    So our strategy is to help this young democracy survive. And we'll 
help them politically. The 12 million people--nearly 12 million voted 
and said, ``We want to be free.'' I believe there will be a government 
of, by, and for the people. They've got good resources, and we'll help 
them get their feet on the ground after years of tyranny. And we're 
going to help train--continue to train Iraqi troops so they take the 
fight, so they're capable of defending this country. There's no doubt--
let me say to you, if you've got a relative in the military, I wouldn't 
have your loved one in the theater if I didn't think we'd win. I can't 
look at the mothers and fathers and husbands and wives of those who wear 
our uniform who may be in Iraq, and say, ``It's noble,'' but not think I 
can--we can win the--the only way we can win is if we leave before the 
job is--I mean, the only way we can lose is if we leave before the job 
is done. That's the only way.
    You know, it's an amazing debate here coming down the stretch. Iraq 
is vital to our security. Iraq is the central front in this war on 
terror. But I've been listening for the Democrats' plan for success. 
[Laughter] There's national silence. [Laughter] They have no plan for 
victory. You know, some of the leading Democrats say we ought to pull 
out now. Others suggest we ought to pull out at a specific date, even 
though we may not have done the job. One leading Democrat suggested we 
move our troops 5,000 miles away to an island. [Laughter] Nineteen House 
Democrats introduced legislation that would cut off funds for our 
    It was an interesting observation last week by a Democrat Senator 
who explained her party's position this way: ``We haven't coalesced 
around a single plan, but we're in general agreement on the basic 
principles.'' Well, she's right. They are in agreement on one thing: 
They will leave before the job is done.
    Audience members. Boo-o-o!
    The President. I'm not saying these people are unpatriotic; I'm just 
saying they're wrong. On this vital issue, the Democrats have taken a 
calculated gamble. They believe that the only way they can win this 
election is to criticize and not offer a plan of their own. One senior 
Democrat describes their strategy, ``Well, the election is all about 
them''--that would be us. There's 3 days left in this election, and 
there's still time for them to explain to the American people what they 
intend to do. [Laughter]
    If you happen to bump into a Democratic candidate, you might want to 
ask them this simple question: What's your plan? They say they want to 
protect the homeland but oppose the PATRIOT Act. Ask them this question: 
What is your plan? If they say they want to uncover terrorist plots but 
oppose listening in on terrorist conversations, ask them this question: 
What's your plan? If they say they want to stop new attacks on our 
country but oppose letting the CIA detain and question the terrorists 
who might know what those plots are, ask them this question: What's your 
    Audience members. What's your plan?
    The President. If they say they want to win the war on terror but 
call for America to pull out from what Al Qaida says is the central 
front on that war, ask them this question: What's your plan?
    Audience members. What's your plan?
    The President. Well, they don't have a plan. [Laughter] I want the 
people of this district and around the country to understand, harsh 
criticism is not a plan for victory. Second-guessing is not a strategy. 
You can't win a war if you don't think we're in a war. We have a plan 
for victory, and part of that plan is making sure we got people in the 
Congress who understands the stakes. Vote for Marilyn Musgrave.
    Retreat from Iraq would embolden the enemy and would make this 
country less secure. This is a different kind of war. I know I said it 
once; I'm going to keep saying it,

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because it's important for people to adjust their thinking about the 
stakes. In this war, if we were to leave Iraq before the job is done, 
the enemy would follow us here. Leaving Iraq before the job is done 
would provide a tremendous victory for the extremists and radicals. It 
would enable them to further recruit. Leaving before the job is done 
would dash the hopes of the millions and millions of people in the 
Middle East who long for a peaceful life and who reject the extremists 
and the radicals. And leaving before the job is done would dishonor the 
sacrifice of the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United 
States of America.
    The consequences of retreat from Iraq would be felt for generations. 
The enemy has made it clear that, one, they believe we'll leave because 
if the fighting stays tough, that we don't have the stomach for it; and 
they want us to leave because they want to, one, establish a safe haven, 
just like they had in Afghanistan. And the reason they want a safe haven 
is so they have a place from which to launch further attacks.
    Secondly, they have an objective--by the way, this is all their 
words. I'm just telling you what they say. Secondly, they want to topple 
moderate governments. It's part of their desire to spread their 
caliphate, their governing regime across as much of the world as they 
    Thirdly, you can imagine a world in which these extremists and 
radicals got control of energy resources. And then you can imagine them 
saying, ``We're going to pull a bunch of oil off the market to run your 
price of oil up, unless you do the following.'' And the following would 
be along the lines, ``Well, retreat and let us continue to expand our 
dark vision,'' or it would be, ``Give up your alliance with Israel, 
because part of our objective is to destroy your ally'' or----
    Audience members. No-o-o!
    The President. In other words, they would use energy as economic 
blackmail. And then you can compound that further by a nation which 
doesn't like us, at this point in history, with a nuclear weapon. And 30 
years from now, or so, people will look back and say, ``What happened in 
2006?'' They'll look back at this period and say, ``What went wrong with 
our leaders? How come their vision was clouded to the point where they 
could not see impending danger for young Americans growing up?''
    Well, I want to assure you, I clearly see the danger. I understand 
the consequences of retreat. That's why we'll support our troops. That's 
why we'll fight in Iraq, and that's why we'll win in Iraq.
    I have been sharing this story with our fellow citizens all around 
the country because I want people to pay attention to the power of 
liberty to help us defeat this ideology of hate. You might remember, 
Laura and I had the honor of taking then-sitting Prime Minister of 
Japan, Koizumi, to Elvis's place--[laughter]--Memphis, Tennessee. 
[Laughter] People said, ``Why did you go down there?'' Well, I'd never 
been. [Laughter] Secondly, the Prime Minister of Japan--he was the then-
sitting Prime Minister; he's since been replaced--loved Elvis. So I 
thought it would be fun to take him down there. But I wanted to tell the 
    The Japanese attacked us at Pearl Harbor, and millions of Americans 
volunteered to fight against the enemy. By the way, the same thing is 
happening today. We got kids--men and women volunteering to fight the 
enemy. One of those people was my dad, and I'm certain some of your 
relatives did the same thing. They said, ``We're under attack; we're now 
going to go do everything we can to defeat the sworn enemy.'' And it was 
a bloody war, and thousands of people lost their lives.
    And here I am on Air Force One flying down to Memphis, Tennessee, 
with the Prime Minister of the former enemy, talking about keeping the 
peace. We were talking about how we can work together to convince the 
leader in North Korea to give up his nuclear weapons. We were talking 
about the fact that Japan had 1,000 troops in Iraq. See, the Prime 
Minister and I know that when you find a young democracy that is willing 
to fight off extremists and radicals, we have a duty--those of us who 
are free have a duty to support those young democracies. We're in an 
ideological struggle between extremists who cannot stand liberty and 
millions who want to live free.
    We talked about the need for--to whom much is given, much is 
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continue to save lives on places like the continent of Africa by 
battling HIV/AIDS. In other words, we talked about our obligations in 
the world to make it more peaceful.
    I find it interesting that my dad fought the Japanese, and his son 
is working to keep the peace with the Japanese. Something happened after 
World War II: Japan adopted a Japanese-style democracy. And the lesson 
is, liberty has got the capacity to convert an enemy into an ally. 
Liberty is powerful. Liberty has got the capacity to change regions of 
hopelessness and despair--the type of thing that the extremists exploit 
to achieve their dark vision--it has the capacity to change regions to 
hope and optimism. Someday, someday, elected leaders from the Middle 
East will be sitting down with an American President talking about 
keeping the peace, and a generation of Americans will be better off for 
    And I thank you for giving me a chance to share with you the 
important issues facing our electorate. And these are fundamental 
issues, and they're important issues that will determine how you live 
and the world in which your children grow up.
    See, if you think health care decisions should remain in the hands 
of bureaucrats and insurance companies, then you ought to just vote for 
the Democrats. If you believe you and your doctor should control your 
health care decisions, vote Republican.
    If you think trial lawyers should be allowed to continue driving out 
good doctors and honest job creators, vote Democrat. If you believe that 
we should rein in the trial lawyers and protect our physicians and 
small-business owners from junk lawsuits, support the Republicans.
    If you think activist judges should be allowed to redefine our 
country and issue new laws from the bench, vote Democrat. If you believe 
that the role of the judge is to strictly interpret the Constitution and 
leave legislating to legislators, vote Republican.
    If you think your family budget can afford more taxes, you vote 
Democrat. If you believe you pay more than enough in taxes and you would 
rather invest your money and save your money and spend your money the 
way you see fit, vote Republican.
    And if you think the way to best protect America and win the war 
against these terrorists is to simply criticize and offer no plan, vote 
Democrat. But if you believe the way to win the war on terror and to 
protect the United States is to stay on the offense and to work hard to 
lay the foundation of peace for generations to come, you vote Marilyn 
Musgrave back to the United States Congress.
    I'm proud to be with you. Go from this hall and turn out the vote. 
Find your friends and neighbors, and get them to the poll. And come 
election day, we'll have a great victory, and the country will be better 
off for it.
    God bless. May God bless America.

Note: The President spoke at 10 a.m. at Island Grove Regional Park. In 
his remarks, he referred to Colorado State Treasurer Mike Coffman; 
former Representative Robert W. Schaffer of Colorado; Mayor Tom Selders 
of Greeley, CO; former President Saddam Hussein of Iraq; Usama bin 
Laden, leader of the Al Qaida terrorist organization; former Prime 
Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan; and Chairman Kim Jong Il of North