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Ahead of Asia Tour, Bush Warns of Terrorism Threat

On the eve of talks with Asian allies in the war on terrorism, President Bush warned the danger has not passed and vowed “we will not be frightened” by attacks aimed at driving Americans from Iraq. Bush seized on the roadside bombing in the Gaza Strip, which ripped through a U.S. diplomatic convoy killing three Americans, and 10 other deadly attacks since Sept. 11, 2001, as grim reminders of the threat still posed by terrorism. “Our country now is approaching a choice,” Bush said in a speech hours after the Gaza blast. “After all the action we have taken, after all the progress we have made against terror, there is a temptation to think the danger has passed,” Bush said. “The danger hasn’t passed…. They continue to plot against our country and our people.” Bush said the United States must stay on the offensive despite international criticism of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. “Our security will not be gained by timid measures,” he said. “Our security requires constant vigilance and decisive action.” Full Story

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