1. SOUNDBITE:(English) George W.Bush, US President
"America has now confirmed several different cases of anthrax exposure in
Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. I commend the many health
and law enforcement officials who have worked quickly to identify people who may
have been exposed, and provide preventative antibiotic treatment. Their quick
work has no doubt saved lives. We do not yet know who sent anthrax to the United States Capitol, or several different media organisations. We do not, at this point, have any
evidence linking the anthrax to the terror network that carried out the attacks
of September 11. We do know that anyone who deliberately delivers anthrax is
engaged in a crime and an act of terror, a hateful attempt to harm innocent
people and frighten our citizens. Our health care laboratories and law enforcement officials continue to work overtime to test samples, to track leads, to prosecute hoaxes that have now been reported not only across America, but across the world. These attacks once again reveal the evil at the heart of terrorism, the evil we must fight. The nations meeting here in Shanghai understand what is at stake. If we do not stand against terrorism now, every civilized nation will at some point be its target. We will defeat the terrorists by destroying their network, wherever it is found. We will also defeat the terrorists by building an enduring prosperity that promises more opportunity and better lives for all the world's people. We will oppose envy, resentment and anger with growth, trade and
US President George W. Bush addressed the nation in his weekly Saturday radio broadcast.
He condemned the use of Anthrax against innocent civilians and warned that those responsible will be brought to justice for the criminal acts of terrorism.
He also added that the United States laboratories and law enforcement are working overtime to ensure the safety of US citizens and to track down the malicious individuals or organisations who are spreading panic and terror throughout the country.
President Bush is currently visiting APEC summit in Shanghai, which is his first overseas trip since attacks on Sept.11.