Week Ending Friday, March 21, 2003

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: March 20, 2003

Remarks Following a Cabinet Meeting,
March 20, 2003

I called my Cabinet together to review our strategies to make the world more peaceful, to make our country more secure, to make the lives of our citizens as healthy and as prosperous as possible.

We heard from Secretary Rumsfeld, who briefed us on the early stages of the war. There’s no question we’ve sent the finest of our citizens into harm’s way. They perform with great skill and great bravery. We thank them. We thank their loved ones. We appreciate their sacrifice.

We heard from Secretary Powell, who briefed us on the ever-growing coalition of the willing, nations who support our deep desire for peace and freedom. Over 40 nations now support our efforts. We are grateful for their determination. We appreciate their vision, and we welcome their support.

As well, we discussed the need to make sure we have plans in place to encourage economic vitality and growth. We will continue to push for a Medicare system that is compassionate for our seniors. We care deeply about the fact that some children in our society can’t read. We want the best of education for every citizen in America.

This Cabinet is confident about the future of our country. We’re confident we can achieve our objectives. I’m grateful for their service to their country.

Thank you all.

Note: The President spoke at 2:53 p.m. in the Cabinet Room at the White House.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Remarks Following a Cabinet Meeting, March 20, 2003," Week Ending Friday, March 21, 2003 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 21, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:343-344 344. Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D34I1RNBJGDRUZA.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Remarks Following a Cabinet Meeting, March 20, 2003." Week Ending Friday, March 21, 2003, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 21, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:343-344, page 344. Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D34I1RNBJGDRUZA.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Remarks Following a Cabinet Meeting, March 20, 2003' in Week Ending Friday, March 21, 2003. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 21, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:343-344, pp.344. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D34I1RNBJGDRUZA.