Week Ending Friday, July 29, 2005

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: July 25, 2005

Remarks on Signing the Book of Condolence at the Embassy of Egypt,
July 25, 2005

President Bush. Mr. Ambassador, thank you very much for having us. Laura and I have come to your Embassy to express our heartfelt sympathies for those who have lost their lives and our strong determination to stand with the Government of Egypt and the people of Egypt in rejecting this kind of violence and terror.

The people who struck in Sharm el-Sheikh killed Muslims, innocent mothers and dads, people who were trying to make a living. They have no heart. They have no conscience. They have no ideology that is hopeful. And they have an ideology of hate.

It was my honor to speak to your President, President Mubarak, and again reiterate my country’s strong desire to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Egypt and bring justice to those who have killed innocent people.

Thank you for letting us come by.

Ambassador Nabil Fahmy. Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Mrs. Bush. I want to thank you both very much and very sincerely for coming here this morning to share with us in this moment of remembrance to the people who have lost their lives—Egyptians, foreigners—at Sharm el-Sheikh over the weekend. I think your presence here, your phone call to the President over the weekend, and also the many Americans who have been in touch with our Embassy in Cairo, reflect the nature of the relationship that we have together, as two countries working hand in hand for peace and stability in the region, working against terrorism.

As you are well aware, we were the targets of terrorism years ago, as you were on 9/11. And we continue to work together, resolute, to deal with this scourge, and ultimately, hopefully, to develop in the Middle East a region that is prosperous, stable, and secure for all.

I’d like to see this occasion to thank you both and, through you, all of the American people and to reaffirm our determination to continue to pursue terrorism without equivocation—and determination and resolve.

Thank you, sir.

Note: The President spoke at 11:52 a.m. In his remarks, he referred to President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Remarks on Signing the Book of Condolence at the Embassy of Egypt, July 25, 2005," Week Ending Friday, July 29, 2005 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, July 29, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1224 Original Sources, accessed May 23, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=WSCJBVWHG22XDXD.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Remarks on Signing the Book of Condolence at the Embassy of Egypt, July 25, 2005." Week Ending Friday, July 29, 2005, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, July 29, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1224, Original Sources. 23 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=WSCJBVWHG22XDXD.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Remarks on Signing the Book of Condolence at the Embassy of Egypt, July 25, 2005' in Week Ending Friday, July 29, 2005. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, July 29, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1224. Original Sources, retrieved 23 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=WSCJBVWHG22XDXD.