"You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off."Cho Seung-Hui, the gunman responsible for the shootings at Virginia Tech
"I didn’t have to do this. I could have left, I could have fled, but no, I will no longer run. If not for me, for my children, for my brothers and sisters . . . I did it for them."
"You just loved crucifying me. You loved inducing cancer in my head, terrorizing my heart and ripping my soul all the time."
"Do you know what it feels like to be humiliated and impaled upon a cross and left to bleed to death for your amusement? "
I realized that there is an enemy of the United States that is active and is lethal. At further study of that enemy, I realized that they share an ideology, that these weren't - that the - and when you really think about it, the September the 11th attack was not the first attack. There was a 1993 World Trade Center attack, there was attacks on our embassies in East Africa, there was an attack on the USS Cole, there have been other attacks on U.S. citizens, and that these attacks were instigated and carried out by cold-blooded killers who have a belief system.
They are threatened by free societies. They can't stand the thought of freedom being the prevailing attitude in the world because their view is, if you don't believe in what I believe in, you probably shouldn't be around. This enemy is smart, capable, and unpredictable. They have defined a war on the United States, and I believe we're at war. I believe the attack on America made it clear that we're at war. I wish that wasn't the case.
Nobody ought to ever hope to be a war President, or a presidency - a President during war. ... ...Their second objective is to shake our confidence. It's an interesting war, isn't it, where asymmetrical warfare is - and that means people being able to use suicide bombers - not only, obviously, kills a lot of innocent people, like which happened yesterday in Iraq, but also helps define whether or not we're successful. ...
....Isn't it interesting, when you really take a step back and think about what I just said, that al Qaeda is making serious moves in Iraq, as is surrogates for Iran. Two of the biggest issues we face for the security of this country today and tomorrow is al Qaeda and Iran."
President Bush Discusses the Global War on Terror in Tipp City, Ohio April 19th (Text from Whitehouse site) Emphases added